Portland to Vancouver March for Good Jobs, No Cuts
Connect the communities, connect the struggles!
Saturday, October 22, 11 am
Meet at the field just off I-5 Exit 308 to Jantzen Beach* (Map here) to march across the I-5 bridge for the 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!
Call Senator Patty Murray co-chair of this committee to say "No cuts to the safety net!" 360-696-7797
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.
For more info call JwJ at 503-236-5573 www.jwjpdx.org
- The unemployment rate that counts officially unemployed, part timers looking for full time work and discouraged workers is 16.2 % Unemployment rates for people of color and young people soar much higher.
- 2011 job creation has just barely kept pace with growth of labor force and in August it was ZERO.
- While job creation is the number one issue, on November 23rd, the congressional super committee is poised to push for legislation that will cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.