DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST THE BUDGET — TODAY!! — 2ND PROTEST ADDED

Today is the day the budget gets passed.  But nothing has been settled.  Unions are still meeting — their rank and file have yet to approve the deals made last week.  Negotiations are continuing all day.  And Bloombergville will be out in force fighting to overturn the budget. 

It’s time to push harder!  Last night, City Council changed the time of the budget vote to 8PM. But instead of rescheduling our protest for today, we’ve added a second one.  Smaller actions are planned throughout the day.  We came to defeat the budget and we’re not giving up yet.

We’ll start at noon and keep the pressure building until the vote is held.  Join us any time — or come early and stay with us the entire day.

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1)    DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE BUDGET CUTS

       12:00PM at Bloombergville

Get the momentum started at noon.  Come to Bloombergville (Broadway and Park Place) and have your voices heard.  No Cuts!  No Layoffs!  No Compromises!  A single teacher lost, a single service cut is one too many.  Average New Yorkers have carried the burden of cutbacks for too long.  Tax the Rich!  Make Bankers and Millionaires Pay!  With a $3 billion surplus and hundreds of millions in uncollected revenue, the city has more than enough money avoid all cuts if it wanted to. 

2)    BRING THE MESSAGE TO CITY COUNCIL

        7:00PM — Gather at Bloombergville

        Then March to 49-51 Chambers Street

New Yorkers reject this budget — and City Council must too!  Meet at Bloombergville again in the evening.  Then come with us to where the vote is taking place.  Let’s fill the street outside during the vote and make some noise.  Despite what you’ve heard this budget reduces services, eliminates jobs and guts union contracts.  Major cuts are coming to city schools, healthcare and public services.  If you have a child in public school, if you ride the subways, if you attend a city college, if you seek public medical services, these cuts will affect you.

Now’s the time to join us!  It’s not too late to stop the vote!

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