November 10, 2011
Occupy the Jobs Crisis
On November 17, we will have a message for our politicians: “OCCUPY THE JOBS CRISIS!” From 4 to 5pm, we will protest around the Capital Blvd overpass on Peace Street in Raleigh to call attention to the fact that America wants to work, and America has work that needs doing.
What: Occupy the Jobs Crisis demonstration
When: Thursday, Nov 17 from 4 to 5pm
Where: Capital Blvd overpass on Peace St (401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC)
Recently, DOT announced plans to replace the Capital Blvd overpass on Peace Street by the year 2016. It’s the kind of infrastructure project that needs doing all across this country to quickly generate hundreds of thousands of construction jobs – not to mention the millions more American workers, small business owners, and state and local governments who would directly benefit from the increased economic activity and improved infrastructure.
But some Washington politicians are so occupied with running out the clock on the Obama presidency that they seem determined to obstruct every effort at enacting solutions to our jobs crisis.
To protect themselves and their backers in the 1% from having to pay a pittance more in taxes, millionaires in Congress have repeatedly killed the kind of bold, jobs-creating initiatives our economy and the American people desperately need.
America Wants to Work! Fixing our crumbling schools, roads, rails, and airports is the place to start. But that can’t happen until politicians get serious about what matters – our JOBS CRISIS!
The other 99% of us are losing patience!
March of the 99%
We are the 99%, and we aren’t going anywhere until our politicians stop playing defense for the top 1% and start working for the rest of us.
Immediately following our Occupy the Jobs Crisis protest, the March of the 99% will begin.
What: March of the 99%
When: Thursday, Nov 17 at 5:00pm (arrive early to get lined up!)
Where: Assemble at 401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC.
From there, we will march east to Salisbury St, then south on Salisbury to Morgan St, ending the march outside the south side of the North Carolina State Capitol where we will join the Occupy Raleigh picket line.
America Wants to Work! Together, we will continue to occupy until there is economic justice for the 99% and an end to the tyranny of the top 1%.
Some signs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.