JWJ demoCleveland 25 Mar 2010 03:08 GMT
Junk Food for Junk Bonds
On Wednesday, October 1st, Cleveland Jobs with Justice participated in a National Day of Action with 12 other local Jobs with Justice Coalitions. Community, faith and labor advocates conducted rallies, street theater, bake sales and ‘billionaires for bail-outs’ actions to tell Congress and Wall Street that people are fed up with corporate greed and demanded a “Main Street Recovery Plan.” In solidarity our message was clear! We were telling Congress “No Bail-out!” unless they addressed the following:
Cleveland Jobs with Justice, together with 40 area activists from 13 coalition partners and other social justice organizations joined us as we protested the $700 Billion bail-out. Passersby were given junk food with the message to "Stop Corporate Greed - Put Main Street before Wall Street!" Cleveland Jobs with Justice was sending the clear message to Congress and Bush that we did not want them to bail out a corrupt system. Instead, we wanted them to build a system that works before they decided to invest $700 Billion of our money by giving away a corporate handout. Photos from the local event in Cleveland.
Planning is underway with National Jobs with Justice for a Bail-out for the People.