Protestors To Rally At White House Job Summit
PROTEST OUTSIDE DEC. 3 WHITE HOUSE JOBS SUMMIT
UNEMPLOYED AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO DEMAND
MONEY FOR JOBS NOT WAR
AT 12 NOON IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE
?Fund A REAL JOBS PROGRAM instead of sending MORE TROOPS TOAFGHANISTAN!?
Unemployed people, along with groups representing the homeless and thepoor from Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Detroit, ProvidenceRI, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Cleveland, Baltimore, Virginia and elsewherewill protest directly in front of the White House at 12 noon onThursday, Dec. 3 to declare the White House Jobs Summit too little andtoo late in the battle against depression level joblessness.
At 12 noon directly in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Ave.between 15th and 16th Streets, women and men suffering from the'jobless recovery' will call for a real jobs program that is asambitious in scope as the Work Progress Administration (WPA)established during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The Protest will also draw attention to the sad and disappointing factthat the Government is perfectly ready to waste billions more dollarson the war in Afghanistan, but can only offer talk when it comes to thenumber one crisis in the country, rising joblessness.
In addition to the Bail Out the People Movement, the primary sponsor ofthe protest, other groups participating in the Jobs Summit protest are:The Rhode Island Unemployed Council; Picture The Homeless, NYC; TheMoratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and UtilityShut Offs, Mich.; Peoples Organization for Progress, N.J.; Rev. GraylanHagler, Pres., United Church of Christ Commission on Racial Justice;Rev. Tom Smith, Pres., Inter-religious Foundation for CommunityOrganization; Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan; The National Network toStop Foreclosures and Evictions; The Cleveland Family CenterConnections; Charles Barron, N.Y. City Council Member; Chris Silvera,Sec.-Treas. Local 808 IBT, N.Y.; and the Rosa Parks Committee, Boston.
Sharon Black, jobs campaign organizer said, "We do not accept theargument that there is no money for a real jobs program." Blackcontinued, "A government that can find literally trillions of dollarsto bail out greedy and criminal bankers, and more money to fuelterrible wars, cannot maintain that there's no resources to bailout theunemployed. We must fund a real jobs program, not send more troops toAfghanistan."
A major jobs protest planned for spring will be announced.