Friday, March 19, 2010

Detroit Demonstration Today Against War & Injustice, Gather Downtown, 4:00pm

Three items:
March 19 - Anti-war demonstration, 4 PM - NO PARKING at Central United Methodist Church
March 23 - Demonstration at Mayor Bing's State of the City Address, 5:30 PM
March 27 - Town Hall Meeting - Jobs or Income for All, 1 PM

MARCH 19, 2010

Please note: There is no free parking at the Central United Methodist Church.

4:00 p.m. - Gather at the "Spirit of Detroit", Woodward at Jefferson, Downtown
4:30 p.m. - Rally and Speakout Against War and For Jobs, Income,
Housing, Healthcare and Education
5:00 p.m. - March thru Downtown to Central United Methodist Church, 23 E. Adams, 4th floor
5:30 p.m. - Light Refreshments at Church
6:00 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion on "How to End War and Win Social and Economic Justice"

Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shut-offs
Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)

Endorsed by:
The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Youth Board
The Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality
Coalition to Restore Hope to DPS
Eleventh Hour for Peace
Detroit Green Party

For More Info: 313.671.3715/313. 887.6466

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010 – 5:30 P.M.

Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

45% unemployed in the City of Detroit – Families losing their lives
due to DTE shutoffs – Our neighborhoods destroyed by foreclosures and evictions – Detroit schools continuing to fail – City services
diminished due to lay-offs…

Instead of hare-brained schemes to “downsize the City” and lay-offs
and privatization at behest of the banks, it’s time for the Mayor to
stand up for the workers and poor who have been devastated by the
economic depression.

Mayor Bing: Declare a State of Economic Emergency in the City of Detroit!

--Moratorium NOW to Stop all Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility
Shutoffs in the City

--Stop lay-offs and privatization – Balance the budget by suspending
debt service to the banks

--Request President Obama declare Detroit a Disaster Area and fund a Public Works Program to provide jobs now

--Under Michigan law, specifically MCL 10.31 et. seq., upon
application of the Mayor the governor can proclaim a state of
emergency and designate the area involved. Mayor Bing, with the
support of City Council, needs to formally apply to Governor -

--Granholm to declare a State of Economic Emergency in Detroit, and
demand she use her police powers to place a two-year Moratorium on foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs in the city. In
addition, as part of the State of Emergency declaration, the Mayor
must demand that the Governor apply to President Obama for money to bail out Detroit, the hardest-hit city in the country. We need funds to pay for jobs for youth to rebuild the houses that have been
stripped and destroyed, and money to stop the destruction of public
education and services in our city.

Called by Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shut-Offs


On the 75th Anniversary of the W.P.A.

Detroit Town Hall Meeting
Speak Out for Jobs!
Saturday – March 27, 2010 – 1 PM
Central United Methodist Church, 2nd floor
23 E. Adams, Detroit

At the height of the Great Depression of the 1930’s President
Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (renamed later as the Work Projects Administration) on April 8th, 1935. It was funded by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935. The WPA put over 8 million unemployed people to work directly and was the largest employer in the United States at that time.

Today, with tens of millions of workers - especially youth -
unemployed, we need a real, public jobs program, NOW! We can’t wait for some imaginary future jobs from the banks and corporations who have already been bailed out with trillions of our tax dollars.

The government can and must open hiring halls in every neighborhood and get people back to work. In the 1930’s the Detroit WPA built Western High School and City Airport and upgraded the Detroit Zoo among many other projects. There is plenty that needs doing immediately in Detroit – repairing roads and bridges, cleaning parks, insulating and fixing up thousands of vacant homes so no one is homeless or without heat.

The Full Employment Act makes it the government’s duty to put everyone to work – it’s the law! Let’s organize and tell the politicians – A REAL, PUBLIC JOBS PROGRAM NOW!

Sponsored by:

Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs;
Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice


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