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June 22, 2010

2010.06.22: Two Protests Today

Filed under: Criminal Justice,Labor Solidarity,Police Abuse,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 9:57 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:57 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Two Protests Today

4:30: TWU Layoff Protest

The TWU is sponsoring a demonstration against cuts and layoffs this Tuesday, June 22nd at 4:30 pm. It will be at the MTA, which is located at 347 Madison Avenue between 44th and 45th streets. Take any train to Grand Central.

See flyer below and/or open attachment. Forward everywhere!!

We are reaching out to all other unions, community activists and students for this important protest.

While the protest is going on outside, inside the MTA while be having a public hearing starting at 4:30 pm on finances, that is, capital projects. You can sign-up to speak until 6pm.

The protest will be the afternoon before the last MTA Board meeting before implementation of the massive cuts and layoffs on June 27th. Students should be there too.

You can also sign-up to speak the next morning at the Wednesday MTA Board meeting until 9:00 am. Other TWU members will be there.

These layoffs and cuts will affect every transit worker, whether or not you yourself are being laid off. Everyone’s seniority, wages and benefits will be affected by this unprecedented attack.

Make sure that you and your co-workers get to the protest Tuesday and the Board meeting Wednesday morning, if you can.

PS We learned Monday that Jay Walder is moving later this month. Sounds like our daily protests may have taken their toll! Congratulations to everyone that participated!

Until Walder moves, we will protest there daily from 4 to 6 at 105 Duane Street near Chambers St., except for the Tuesday demonstration. Join us!


5:30-7:30: Troy Davis Death Penalty




Troy Davis, as African American man was convicted of murdering a white police officer in Georgia in 1991.

Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row- even though the case against him has fallen apart.

The supreme Court has mandated that a court in Georgia provide him with an evidentiary hearing on June 23rd.

With its ruling, the nations highest court decided that Davis should have a chance to prove his innocence before the state of Georgia puts him to death.


On June 22nd in New York, Amnesty International USA, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Free Mumia Coalition, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty join with groups and individuals worldwide for an International Day of Action for Troy Davis to send the message:

All eyes are on Georgia!

Join us in Union Square, NYC, on June 22 from 5:30PM-7:00PM For a demonstration in solidarity with Troy!

A list of endorsing organizations is being formed.

To add your organization, please contact Colleen ( <> ) or Thenjiwe ( <> )

If you are unable to join us in Union Square, consider mobilizing at other sites in NY. Contact <>  for support.


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