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June 14 Workers Fight Back: Urgent Rally in Wisconsin; 
New Yorkers Erect Bloombergville; Chicago Fights 
Wall Street

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URGENT ALERT RALLY TOMORROW, JUNE 14TH IN MADISON
Tomorrow, Tuesday June 14th the Wisconsin Republicans
are using a political maneuver to suspend normal rules
and call the Legislature into Extraordinary Session.
This will allow them to cut off debate, limit
amendments and ram through their budget attacking
education, seniors and working families.
Alert your family and friends and urge them to join
Wisconsin's parents, teachers, firefighters, public
employees, healthcare workers and other community
members at the Capitol. We need legislators to
understand that Wisconsin will not tolerate their
attacks on democracy. Once again, the whole world will
be watching - and we're not going to allow these
extreme actions to go unnoticed.

Protest begins on Capitol Square at 11am. and
culminates in a Rally at 5:30pm. Make sure your voice
is heard - Sign up to Get on the Bus or come by train,
plane or automobile! For more details, visit
weac.org/activities
Get on the bus!
You must RSVP to ride the bus at weac.org/activities

June 14th - TUESDAY
MADISON CAPITOL! From 11:00 AM
Rally at 5:30 PM STATE STREET SIDE
To register for a bus please select your time (AM/PM)
and location below:
9:00 AM Oshkosh bus at Aviation Plaza (JC Penny's
parking lot)
9:30 AM Fond du Lac bus at Younker's parking lot,
Forest Mall
10:00 AM Beaver Dam bus at Shopko parking lot

2:00 PM Oshkosh bus at Aviation Plaza (JC Penny's
parking lot)
2:30 PM Fond du Lac bus at Younker's parking lot,
Forest Mall
3:00 PM Beaver Dam bus at Shopko parking lot
You must RSVP to ride the bus at weac.org/activities

All buses have an approximate return time of 7:30 PM

If you drive - there will NOT be shuttles running to
the Capitol so you will need to find parking.
See you and hear you in Madison - In Solidarity!

More information on Republican plans at:
http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=33791

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New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts:
Students(Labor*Communities United

www.nocutsny.wordpress.com

MEDIA ADVISORY: JUNE 13, 2011
CONTACT: DEE KNIGHT, 646-271-4158, OR Doug Singsen
917-494-5587
Email: [log in to unmask] or
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"Bloombergville" protest to start in City Hall Park
Tuesday, June 14, and "stay till Bloomberg's budget is
defeated!"

Mayor Bloomberg's executive budget proposes drastic
cuts to public services all New Yorkers need: cutting
$67 million from higher education, $90 million from
public libraries and $51 million from the city's child
care budget. He proposes to close 20 firehouses and 25
senior centers; to eliminate rent subsidies for 45,000
city residents; and eliminate 6,000+ teachers' jobs.

The Mayor insists the city is broke and that these cuts
are necessary. But there is a budget surplus of $3.2
billion which he rejects using to prevent budget cuts
and layoffs. He refuses to support the "millionaires'
tax" or the stock transfer tax to increase city
revenue.

Workers, students and community members affected by the
cuts will initiate a sleep-out encampment,
"Bloombergville," to send this message to the mayor:
"No cuts! Tax the wealthy!" The sleep-out will take
place on the sidewalk without tents, and thus be legal
and constitutionally protected, according to a judicial
decision in the case of Met Council v. NYPD on June 12,
2000.

What: "Bloombergville," a sleep-out encampment
protesting the devastating budget cuts proposed by
Mayor Bloomberg

When: Starting at 6:30PM, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, and
continuing overnight "until Bloomberg's budget is
defeated"

Where: East side of City Hall Park: Centre Street
between Chambers Street and Spruce Street

Who: Workers, students and concerned community members
affected by the budget cuts


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Chicago
Tomorrow afternoon, Tell Corporate America: Give it
Back!
http://standupchicago.org/

RALLY AND MARCH AGAINST CORPORATE GREED

With the third highest poverty rate in the US, the
second highest foreclosure rate in the US and the
unemployment rate stuck at 9%, Chicago families are
struggling.

Our children are being robbed of their educations. Our
families are being robbed of their homes. And our city
is being robbed of good jobs to make room for hundreds
of millions of dollars in corporate welfare and tax
breaks.

On June 14th, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is
hosting an Executive Summit of CEOs and CFOs from some
of America's richest companies. Just last year, the
most profitable companies from the Chamber of Commerce
and the Executive Summit reaped $200 BILLION in
profits. Instead of creating jobs and investing in our
country and neighborhoods, they paid their CEOs and
CFOs more than a billion dollars last year. To add
insult to injury, the $80 million in "corporate
welfare" they received in the form of TIFs and tax
breaks could have saved schools, put Chicagoans to work
and kept families facing foreclosure in their homes.

These corporate welfare kings are getting together to
discuss how they can keep their multi-billion dollar
profits and continue to make working families bear the
pain of fixing the economy they destroyed.

We are going to be there to tell a different story.

On June 14th, the families and working people of
Chicago will march on the summit and demand that rich
corporations Give it Back! Tell them to give back our
schools, give back our homes, and give back our jobs!

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