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September 25, 2008

2008.09.25: There’s also a Wall Street demo at 4pm

Filed under: Uncategorized — nyclaw01 @ 9:40 am

From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:40 AM
To: Albro, George; ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: There’s also a Wall Street demo at 4pm

If folks can’t make the CLC demo at noon, there’s also an after-work demonstration at Bowling Green, to protest Sect. Paulson’s  “cash for trash” scheme where they use our tax dollars to buy up toxic Wall St. securities.  (People are encouraged to bring their own trash to see if they can get a bailout too)  I’ve seen this call bounce around a number of activist list-serves.  Here’s the announcement from United for Peace and Justice.

— On Wed, 9/24/08, Leslie Kielson, NYC-UFPJ <> wrote:

From: Leslie Kielson, NYC-UFPJ <>
Subject: Tomorrow: Bring Your Trash for Cash to WALL ST!
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 4:21 PM

NYC United for Peace and Justice Alert | 212-868-5545 | Click to subscribe

Please share this as widely as possible!


When: Thursday, September 25, 4 PM
Where: Southern end of Bowling Green Park, in the plaza area
What to bring: Your OWN junk, banners, noisemakers, signs, leaflets, etc.

As you know from yesterday’s UFPJ e-mail, people around the country will be demonstrating tomorrow to oppose the White House’s biggest financial theft in world history. Here in NYC, we have the opportunity to go to Ground Zero of this outrageous bailout: Wall Street!  Join NYC-UFPJ, True Majority and many other groups in the city to say “Money for Main Street, not Wall Street!”  Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 PM at the southern end of Bowling Green Park.  If you cannot go to Wall Street, find out about other demonstrations in your area.

This is a historic moment. We need to act now while we can influence the debate. COME TO WALL STREET TOMORROW!

Since Bush wants to buy up Wall Street’s worthless investments with Main Street’s hard-earned tax dollars, some folks are planning to bring their OWN junk to Wall Street to see if they can get a bailout, too. Bring your 8-track tape collection, high-school yearbook, Grampa’s old recliner, and that snow globe from Great Adventure – not to mention your mortgage statements and student loan invoices – and add ’em to the pile!  And tell Secretary Paulson why you deserve a bailout, too! Bring your most audacious junk.  Junk that has a story. Make your case.  (Ordinary garbage discouraged.) This action inspired by  No Bush Bail Out signs can be downloaded from

Post your events to the UFPJ calendar and bookmark it to check what else is happenning around the city and state!

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From: Albro, George
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:33 PM
Cc: 1199 Members
Importance: High

See attached for emergency labor rally on Wall Street tomorrow at noon.

From: Scott Sommer []
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:29 PM
To: Scott Sommer

Hi All,

The NYC CLC just voted to have an emergency mobilization on Wall Street (Wall and Broad Streets by the NYSE) at 12 Noon on Thursday, September 25, 2008.  As you are all aware, Congress will be giving away hundreds of billions to the financial industry, by the weekend, to bail them out and it appears there will be limited oversight, accountability and protections  for homeowners, renters and every day consumers.  Working families and the poor are getting screwed once again.

It is imperative that we as a labor movement weigh in on this giveaway of our tax dollars to those who deserve it least.  Please mobilize as many members as you can, (especially any who work in Lower Manhattan), consider releasing all your staff to attend and do come yourselves.  Wear your UAW t-shirts (wear the Obama UAW 2008 t-shirt if you have one), bring your banners and be loud.

If you have any questions please call Scott or June at the Subregional Office in New York, (212) 529-2580.

In solidarity,


Bob Madore


Region 9A UAW


Scott M. Sommer
New York Sub-Regional Director
UAW Region 9A
113 University Place — 6th floor
New York, New York 10003-4527
(212) 529-2580 (phone)
(212) 529-1986 (fax)


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