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Cheers and Jeers in Rally at SF State Bldg Pt I
Protect Services for Seniors and Disabled! Strengthen our communities through revenues! Rally organized by the San Francisco Labor Council and featuring speakers with disabilities, disability advocates, educators and more. The Raging Grannies cheered for those at the forefront of the battle to save the budget from cuts and slashes to human services. They jeered an Arnie impersonator and sang songs directed at California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Photos by: E. Moran
#1 Song for the Governor (tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
Disabled folks need some assistance, humanity comes at a price
Now Arnie would cut that assistance, Does he have a heart made of ice?
CHORUS: Don't cut, don't cut! Don't cut the budget we need, we need!
Don't take, don't take! Don't take home health care away!
We a-all are differently abled, the safety net could be for you
So Arnie, please think before cutting, some day you could need some help too!
We Aa-ll are in this together, who knows what the future will bring?
We know that we must stand together, so join with the Grannies and sing!
And everyone did just that...joined in and sang!
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking a hard line on unprecedented cuts to the state’s social safety net...funds for in home health services to disabled are on the chopping block
...and OUT THERE for seniors, disabled, kids....the Raging Grannies
That's "fewer" jails...say retired English teacher Grannies....but the message is duly noted!