October 13, 2011

Good Jobs for All! No Cuts! March from Portland to Vancouver Oct. 22

Good Jobs for All! No Cuts!
March from Portland to Vancouver
Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 am

Meet at the field just off I-5 Exit 308 to Jantzen Beach* to march across the I-5 bridge for a
Noon Rally at Esther Short Park* in Vancouver

Many have participated in powerful Portland Rising events on April 16th and June 30th. This time it will be Portland Rising AND Vancouver rising as we connect struggles on the two sides of the river. In addition to supporting union campaigns, we will also be sending a message to Senator Patty Murray, co-chair of the Congressional "Super-Committee," which is poised to make cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, that these programs should not be cut one cent!

The times have been changing in the last weeks. The occupations of Wall St., Portland, and other places are highlighting the fact that there are plenty of resources in our society - it is just that the 1% is grabbing all this abundance for themselves. At the very least, we have enough resources for good jobs for all and an enhanced safety net! Join us! This is a great time to come out and help make the changes we need.
*Portland meeting place: We will meet at the field just off of Northbound I-5 Exit 308. The field is on the East side of I-5, between the highway and Taco Bell. Parking is available on N. Jantzen Street. and other side streets. The #6 Tri-Met bus stops at N. Jantzen St.

*Esther Short Park is at West 6th and Esther Streets in Downtown Vancouver.

Also: Wednesday, October 12th, 5pm. Rally in defense of education. Arne Duncan, the Secretary of the US Department of Education is coming to the Oregon Convention Center. Along with parents and educators, we want to protest the policies he has helped drive that hurt teachers and pave the way to privatization of public schools.

For more info call JwJ at 503-236-5573 www.jwjpdx.org

1 comment:

Ann Montague said...

How did the rally against Arne Duncan go??Did anyone attend?