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Call-in to Shut Down Berkeley on May Day
by Berkeley Against Racism & Sexism
Thursday Apr 20th, 2017 10:00 AM
Berkeley is at a boiling point. Student workers at Cal are staging daily walkouts; homeless people are dying in the streets; BUSD students are fighting daily battles for representation and safety; families are struggling to survive.
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***REJECT THE RACIST ATTACKS ON OUR COMMUNITY!***
***SHUT DOWN BERKELEY ON MAY 1st***

CALL BERKELEY MAYOR JESSE ARREGUIN:
510-981-7000

CALL BUSD SUPERINTENDENT DONALD EVANS:
510-644-6206
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EXAMPLE PHONE CALL:
"Hello, this message is for [Mayor Arreguin/Superintendent Evans]. Berkeley must follow the lead of LAUSD, immigrant rights groups, labor unions, and countless community organizations by halting business as usual on May 1st. The [City of Berkeley/BUSD] must reject the violent white supremacist attacks on Berkeley and stand in solidarity with Berkeley families and workers by shutting down on May 1st!"
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~*GET INVOLVED ON MAY DAY*~

SAN FRANCISCO: 11a Justin Herman Plaza
BERKELEY: 12p Sproul Plaza @ Cal
OAKLAND: 3pm Fruitvale Plaza

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Berkeley is at a boiling point. Student workers at Cal are staging daily walkouts; homeless people are dying in the streets; BUSD students are fighting daily battles for representation and safety; families are struggling to survive. Donald Trump’s election has emboldened a dangerous subset of our nation intent on rolling back our basic human rights. The recent wave of openly violent white supremacist gatherings outside of Berkeley High DEMANDS a response from BUSD and the City of Berkeley.

*Tell Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin (510-981-7000) and BUSD Superintendent Donald Evans (510-644-6206) to halt normal operations on May 1st in support of International Workers Day better known as May Day.

*May Day is globally observed by closing businesses, schools, and community institutions to participate in political acts of solidarity with workers, immigrants, indigenous communities, communities of color, women, queer & transgender people, students, & all oppressed peoples.

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NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, UNITE & FIGHT!

•Defend Berkeley & BUSD’s Sanctuary Status

•Defend immigrant workers, students, & their families against Trump’s attacks

•Reject privatization of public education

•Demand Universal Healthcare

•Demand justice for victims of police brutality

•Reject global war crimes & the drafting of our children to further US imperialism

•Demand access to local, affordable housing

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SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
CALL DAILY UNTIL THE CITY OF BERKELEY & B.U.S.D. ARE SHUT DOWN FOR MAY DAY!!
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NRA now targetting ANTIFA! We're definitely going to need some NEW fuckin allies.(-A-)Monday Apr 24th, 2017 2:37 AM
Coulter says she's still on for April 27WaPoFriday Apr 21st, 2017 1:27 PM
GET INVOLVED!BLOC UPThursday Apr 20th, 2017 5:35 PM
ANTIFA REVOLUTION! "BLACK BLOC REVENGE"!(-A-)Thursday Apr 20th, 2017 5:17 PM
Ann Coulter event is rescheduled for May 2nd after UC Berkeley finds 'protected venue'GuardianThursday Apr 20th, 2017 2:48 PM