NOW IS THE TIME TO STAND-UP & STAND UNITED TO
DEFEND 125 YEARS OF SOCIAL & ECONOMIC PROGRESS!
From Washington DC to our State Capitols, to our City Halls, there is
an evil wave of viscous attacks and proposals for further attacks on all
of the Social & Economic Rights, Benefits, Laws, and Advances
made by Working People, Poor People, People of Color, The Elderly,
The Disabled, Women, Immigrants, and LGBT people won through
generations of struggle: everything achieved from the first marches for
The 8 Hour Day & an End to Child Labor in the 1880's, to The New
Deal of the 1930's, to The Great Society programs of the 1960's, and
all positive advances made from 70's until today.
EVERYTHING IS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK!
WITHOUT A FIGHT WE COULD LOOSE IT ALL!
All Federal, State, and Local Human Needs Budgets, Programs,
Entitlements, The Rights of Public Sector Workers. Social Security,
Medicare & Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, All Labor Laws
(including the right to bargain collectively), Public Education, Public
Housing, Public Transportation, Environmental Protection, Renewable
Energy, Public TV & Radio, Aid to The Arts & Humanities, and more.
WE CAN'T LET THEM BLAME US!.....WORKING & POOR
PEOPLE ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS!
Meeting Human Needs and Providing Decent Wages to Workers
is not a waste of money and did not cause the economic crisis.
It was caused by a sick, irrational system that funneled $Trillions
to Robber Barons, Big Banks, Giant Corporations, Wall Street,
Wars & Massive Military Budgets. Unions, Immigrants, and Gays
are today's scapegoats. Hysteria campaign against them are meant
to confuse, distract, disorient, and divide us from each other at the
moment we most need to be united.
THERE IS PLENTY OF MONEY FOR JOBS & HUMAN NEEDS
WE CALL FOR:
* Tax The Rich not The Poor....End Tax-Breaks, Bail-Outs & Welfare For The Rich
...Enact Progressive Income & Corporate Taxes
* Fund a War On Poverty at Home not Wars & Occupations Abroad
..No New War on Libya...End The Old Wars...Bring The Troops Home Now
...Enact an Immediate 25% Cut in The Military budget
* Ensure that Everyone Has The Right to A Job, Housing, Utilities, Education
..Healthcare, Secure Retirement / Disability Income
...Enact an 'Economic Bill of Rights'
CIVIL RIGHTS, WORKERS RIGHTS, & CIVIL LIBERTIES FOR ALL
* End Inequality & Discrimination based on Race, Nationality, Religion, Sex,
..Sexual Preference, Age, Disability, Immigration Status, and Prison Record.
..Enact Affirmative Action, An Equal Rights Amendment, Marriage Equality,
..'Ban The Box', and Equal Education Opportunity.
* Stop Union-Busting and Attacks on Collective Bargaining Rights
..Respect & Enforce 75 Years of Existing Labor Law
..Enact the Employee Free Choice Act
* Stop National / State/ Local Governmental & Police Surveillance, Harassment,
..Phone & E-mail Tapping, Infiltration, & Arrest of Political Dissenters, Immigrants,
..Religious Minorities, and Unions.
* Stop All McCarthy-type 'Homeland Security' Witch-hunts
..Repeal All 'Patiot Act'-type and 'Secure Communities'-type Laws & Policies