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10/16: Poor People's March
by San Francisco Living Wage
Thursday Sep 15th, 2005 10:33 PM
What are you doing on Sunday, October 16 – "National Boss Day"? We hope
that you will be joining us for the *Poor People's March* and the *Low-wage
Workers Community Congress*.
What are you doing on Sunday, October 16 – "National Boss Day"? We hope
that you will be joining us for the *Poor People's March* and the *Low-wage
Workers Community Congress*. Working people are under an unprecedented
assault by Big Business. Their wages are being devalued, their health
benefits and pensions cut and their right to organize threatened. On the
federal, state and local level, there is a constant stream of legislation to
increase profits for corporations and take away protections for workers. How
do we move our legislative agenda to turn the tide? In the words of Jesse
Jackson, we turn up the *street heat*.

At 11:30 a.m. on October 16, the Poor People's March will assemble at
16thStreet and Mission Street in San Francisco. The
demands of the march are *Living Wage Jobs, Universal Health Care,
Affordable Housing, Quality Education, and Progressive Taxation of
Corporations and the Wealthy*. We will march up Mission Street to Horace
Mann Middle School on 23rd Street, between Mission and Valencia, where we
will hold a Low-wage Workers Community Congress. At the Congress, we will
discuss the issues that are impacting the lives of working people and
provide training they need for the oncoming political and labor struggles*.
The Poor People's March and Low-wage Workers Community Congress will
generate urgency on the ground to turn-out working people for the November
special election.*

You can help make this demonstration of workers' power a huge success by
participating in the March as a contingent with your banner, signs or flags.
We
also are asking you to sponsor or endorse the March. *Sponsorships are $100,
$250, $500, $1000 and larger commitments. Endorsements are $25 or
$50*. Sponsors
and endorsers will be listed on posters and the program. This is the only
source of revenues to pay the expenses for the March and Congress. Please
make out checks to the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition.

For further information, please call (415) 863-5543. Thanks in advance for
your support.

In Solidarity,

Karl Kramer Larry Lattimore

Campaign Co-director Campaign Co-director

Poor People's March

* *

*Join the march to demand:*

*·** Living Wage Jobs*

*·** Universal Health Care*

*·** Affordable Housing*

*·** Quality Public Education*

*·** Progressive Taxation of Corporations and the Wealthy*

*Sunday, October 16***

*11:30 a.m. – Assemble at 16th St. and Mission *

*12 noon– March to Horace Mann Middle School***

*Low-wage Workers *

*Community Congress***

*1 p.m. – program *

*2 p.m. – open mike *

*3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – skills workshops*

Horace Mann Middle School

3351 – 23rd Street, San Francisco

*For more information, call (415) 863-5543; fax (415) 863-5543; email
sflivingwage [at] gmail.com ***

please clip and mail

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*San Francisco Living Wage Coalition*

*522 Valencia St. #1, San Francisco, CA 94110*

[ ] Yes, list us as a sponsor and we can contribute [ ] $100 [ ] $250 [ ]
$500 [ ] $ _______

[ ] Yes, list me/us as an endorser and I/we can contribute [ ] $25 [ ] $50
]
$_______

(Sponsors and endorsers will be listed on the leaflet and program. Please
make out checks to the Living Wage Coalition.)

[ ] Yes, I will organize a contingent for the Poor People's March. I can
bring _______ people.

[ ] Yes, I will participate in the Low-wage Workers Congress.

[ ] Contact me about how I can volunteer.

Name __________________________Union or Organization and Title (if any)
__________________________________

Address ____________________________________City
_______________________State ______ Zip _____________

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