PORTLAND RISING RALLY AND MARCH FOR JOBS, NOT CUTS!

 
Joining the call for "Good Jobs for All" are public and private sector workers from nine local unions who are supporting each others drive for a decent contract.

What: PORTLAND RISING RALLY AND MARCH FOR JOBS, NOT CUTS!
When: April 16, 2011 at 12:00 noon.
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square, at the corner of SW 6th and Morrison
Special Guest Speaker: Mahlon Mitchell, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin

On April 16, 2011, hundreds of community members from all walks of life will join together in downtown Portland to call for "Good Jobs for All" and for Congress to protect the safety net including Social Security and Medicare. Joining the call for "Good Jobs for All" are public and private sector workers from nine local unions who are supporting each other's drive for a decent contract. The march and rally will be in the spirit of Wisconsin - family friendly and strong in spirit with excellent visuals.

Appearing direct from the front lines of the battle in Madison, will be Mahlon Mitchell, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. When talking about why he led the firefighters into the capitol to protest Scott Walker's attacks on working people, Mitchell explained, "When firefighters see an emergency, we respond."

With millions of Americans unemployed, underemployed and underpaid, the need for a national public works program to put people back to work is becoming increasingly apparent. There is a growing demand for federal programs that will serve to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels by using energy efficiency programs and technologies and expansion of public transportation systems. At the same time communities are recognizing the need to protect vulnerable families from homelessness, hunger and other symptoms of poverty by strengthening rather than cutting programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

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