Democracy Unlimited calls community meeting in response to corporate attacks on workers
Eureka – Local community group Democracy Unlimited is calling for an “emergency community meeting” to determine a local response to what the group calls, “attacks on democracy and workers’ rights” on the part of corporate-financed, far-right politicians in states across the nation.”
The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 2-6pm at the Labor Temple at 840 E Street in Eureka.
The meeting is in part a response to legislation passed in Wisconsin last week that will strip public employee unions of collective bargaining rights. Similar legislation has been proposed in several other states, including California. In Wisconsin the bill is opposed by 74 percent of Wisconsin citizens and has inspired protests throughout the nation.
“Governor Scott Walker and Republicans in Wisconsin have delivered their wealthy corporate backers exactly what they asked for, at the expense of working people in their state,” said Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited. “They ignored the will of the people, and ignored the law to pass their bill. Right-wing politicians across the country are now trying to follow Walker’s example and make working Americans pay for massive giveaways to large corporations and the wealthy. We can’t let them prevail.”
The meeting will provide a forum for residents to strategize and determine a local response and to educate people about the situation. For more information or to RSVP to the meeting go to www.duhc.org.