N17: Humboldt joins National Day of Action
[Press release from the local chapter of MoveOn]
As part of a national “day of action,” Humboldt citizens will join those in over 300 communities across the US who are concerned about our faltering economy, lack of jobs, and ageing public infrastructure. Locally, there will be an event at the Eureka Slough Bridge on Highway 101 at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 17th.
Following two months of Occupy actions, the 1% is starting to pay attention. But the system is still rigged against us: Wall Street is still making billions and taking our homes, and Congress can’t pass a jobs bill. To amplify the economic emergency, we are making Thursday, November 17, a massive day of action to show “We Are The 99%.
In big cities, suburbs, and small towns, we are declaring an economic emergency at the very places that can put America back to work: our crumbling bridges, understaffed schools, and other sites that represent a failed economy.
Instead of cuts, we need immediate investment in our ageing infrastructure to facilitate commerce, create jobs, and stimulate the economy. The Eureka Slough Bridge is a good local example of a project that needs funding. This bridge is over 55 years old, and has seriously deteriorated. It’s replacement would create jobs, and ensure public safety.
In less than one week, the Super Committee will unveil their deficit reduction plan. Instead of focusing on creating jobs and making the rich pay their fair share, all indications are that Congress will once again protect the 1% at the expense of the 99%—unleashing up to $1.2 trillion in vicious, job-killing cuts that could hit Medicare, Social Security, and other programs the middle class relies on.
MoveOn is joining with Occupy Wall Street, and progressive allies like SEIU, AFL-CIO, and many more for a national “We Are the 99%” day of action on November 17. Together, we’ll demand that Congress and the Super Committee tax Wall Street to create millions of jobs and rebuild our economy for the 99%.
What Eureka Day of Action
When Thursday, November 17th 2:00 PM
Where At the approach to the Eureka Slough Bridge, on Hwy 101 North
We will be standing behind a guardrail on the bike path and will be highly visible to hundreds of cars. Directions Parking is on 6th Street North of V Street and before the gas station. We are walking down the bike trail, along the hwy, one block to the bridge approach.