HURRICANE SANDY NEEDS A PEOPLES RESPONSE
BUILD the MOVEMENT for PEOPLE’S POWER ASSEMBLIES!
Occupy Sandy and the massive grassroots relief effort show that we, the people, can take matters into our own hands
Join organizers on the one-month anniversary of the storm to strategize & develop a People’s Power Assembly Movement
Thursday, November 29 @ 6:30pm
55 W 17th St. #5C, Manhattan
Climate Change? Social Change!
Governor Cuomo has requested $30 billion for Hurricane Sandy relief. Where will this money go? Will it go to build or repair affordable housing for the people of the Rockaways? Will it go to help rebuild damaged or ruined homes of the working class in Staten Island? Will it go to the tens of thousands in New York and New Jersey who lost wages the week of the storm? No, it will not – at least not without a fight.
This $30 billion is money stolen from the people of this country. And the money that is allocated for Hurricane Sandy will probably be used as another excuse to carry out more drastic cuts in social services than those already proposed to automatically take place early next year at the federal level – which will have a disastrous effect on every town, city and state already hit by the storm.
We have been organizers for decades – or some of us just for months – in building a people’s power movement in one way or another. We all believe that only by organizing an independent people’s movement can we bring real change. Only a militant people’s movement can address the dire needs brought on by the climate crisis.
We invite you to help us take this movement to another level.
Join us in a discussion Nov. 29 on how to build a movement that will put real fear in the minds of the 1%.
In struggle for a better world,
Signers (in alphabetical order):
Rosa de la Torre,Chelsea Housing Group
Sara Flounders, International Action Center
Teresa Gutierrez, May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Right
Larry Hales, PPA Movement Staff Organizer
Larry Holmes, Bail Out the People Movement
Caleb Maupin, OWS Activist
Yoni Miller, OWS Activist
Messiah Rhodes, Unemployment Council
Brenda Stokely, Million Worker March Movement
Victor Toro, La Peña del Bronx
Mark Torres, People’s Power Movement
Rev. Cortly C.D. Witherspoon, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Baltimore
FOLLOWING THE PPA MEETING:
Come to a VICTORY party for the Hot & Crusty workers!
After 55 days on the picket line, the immigrant workers at Hot & Crusty have won a great victory for themselves and all workers. Through their courage and struggle they’ve won raises, vacation and sick pay, the right to file grievances and a hiring hall that’s a precedent for the entire industry.
The Laundry Workers Center, which led this lockout, wants to organize and win justice for more low-paid workers. Help them launch these struggles by coming to a victory party.
Fundraiser for the Laundry Workers Center
Thur NOV 29 9:00pm – 11:00pm
55 W 17th St. #5C, Manhattan
Between 5th Ave and 6th Ave.
Take any train to 14th St. The building has an elevator.
- $10 admission
- Larger donations welcome
- Refreshments for sale
Call: 212.633.6646 for more information
Sponsored by the Laundry Workers Center and the Solidarity Center
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