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June 28, 2011

2011.06.28: Anti-austerity protests TODAY at NOON & 7 p.m.

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Labor Solidarity,OWS — nyclaw01 @ 9:47 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:47 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Anti-austerity protests TODAY at NOON & 7 p.m.

New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts:

Students•Labor•Communities United

nocutsny.wordpress.com <http://nocutsny.wordpress.com/>  | nocutsny@gmail.com

MEDIA ADVISORY: JUNE 28, 2011

CONTACT: DEE KNIGHT 646-271-4158 OR DOUG SINGSEN 917-494-5587

Bloombergville Anti-austerity Protest to confront City Council & Mayor Tuesday, June 28, at noon and 7pm

WHAT: Two protests against City Council vote on Mayor Bloomberg’s budget deal

WHERE: First protest at “Bloombergvile,” Park Place and Broadway

Second protest in front of Emigrant Savings Bank, 51 Chambers St.

WHEN:   First protest at noon Tuesday, June 28

Second protest 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 28

WHY: The Council vote was originally scheduled for 1:30pm, Wednesday, but shifted to Tuesday, then announced for 8pm. So protest originally scheduled for noon will proceed, but a second protest will take place from 7 pm until after the vote happens.

The Bloombergville protesters denounced the tentative budget deal late Friday night, June 24:

“While teacher layoffs were apparently avoided, more than 1,000 city jobs in health care will still be cut. Childcare programs will be de-funded. City libraries, which thousands of New Yorkers rely on for job help and computer access, will still face cutbacks. Tuition for CUNY students is set to rise continuously for years.

The Bloombergville coalition has called on all its supporters to join this protest, and make plans for continued efforts to force the Bloomberg administration to use the $3 billion+ “rainy day fund” to serve the interests of New Yorkers, instead of merely serving the interests of the banks.”

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