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Occupy The California State Capitol
Date Monday May 09
Time 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location Details
10th Street and L Street Sacramento, California
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Authorforwarded: h. chapot
-Come out on Monday and stand for the working class and students of California.
- The California Teachers Association is planning on bringing 300, which is good start. But we need thousands.

Time Tomorrow at 10:30am - May 13 at 5:00pm
Location 10th Street and L Street Sacramento, California
Created By David Hussein Russitano, Gregory S Vickrey, Alex Schmaus
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Stop the budget disaster that is coming to California. According to the California Budget Project the rich pay 7.5% of their income while the poorest pay 11%.

Now that the special election isn't happening, we are facing 28 billion in cuts. The cuts that were proposed before:$1.7 billion from the phase-out of redevelopment agencies, $1.7 billion in MediCal reductions, $1.5 billion in cuts to the CalWORKs Program, $1.0 billion in reductions to the University of California and California State University, and $1.0 billion from the diversion of Proposition 10 funds

Brown's Plan: when he assumed the special election would happen.

These are the cuts are the tip of the ice burg because they assumed the special election passed. Now it hasn't and we are facing a dire situation! $28 billion is roughly 34% of last years budget and will affect everyone.

We don't need budget cuts; the possibility of California’s wealth and prosperity is endless, but as long as these programs that don’t address the real issues of wealth displacement in CA, the possibility of a flourishing California is going to fade farther and farther away. We need fair and balanced plan that has a positive outcome for the majority of Californians.

Wisconsin and Egypt have shown the way. Change only comes from the voices of the people. All you need to do is show your support and solidarity for the your fellow working citizens. Come occupy the state building to demand a just budget that serves everyone, and stand in solidarity with citizens in the Midwest getting stripped of their rights!!!

What you can do to make a contribution (show your solidarity even if you can’t make it):

-Post this fb page link on every prominent Civil Rights, Human Rights, Pro-Choice, Pro-Labor, Pro-Education and socially active website you can possibly post on (including the facebook pages of The Nation, Common Dreams, US Uncut, etc.)
-Post flyers around school campuses and call into radio stations all weekend to spread the word.
-Come out on Monday and stand for the working class and students of California.
- The California Teachers Association is planning on bringing 300, which is good start. But we need thousands.

1. Sleeping bag
2. Dried food
3. Musical Instruments (I am bringing my trombone!)
4. Extra Clothes
5. Signs
6. And most important: Your Spirit!
(7. Bring a friend!)

See you there!
Added to the calendar on Sunday May 8th, 2011 12:07 PM

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by Occupier
Sunday May 8th, 2011 4:41 PM
you think announcing the occupation of the state capitol before set date is actually going to help you succeed with your intentions? good luck.
by B. Cayenne Bird
(rightor1 [at] Sunday May 8th, 2011 4:43 PM
There is no doubt that education needs some reform. But the real threat that is upon us right now is SB 151. While other labor contracts were cut, the CCPOA Prison Guards union is getting hundreds of millions in increased salaries and benefits. At the same time 22,000 teachers are being cut? And 400,000 Community College students denied an education? They will end up filling these prisons.

We still have $7 billion in new prison building still awaiting funding. Then we will be looking at an additional expenditure of several billions more per year to operate the new prisons.

Sure Brown took off one tiny prison expansion of death row, but that is a drop in the bucket compared to what is still on the table. This is a choice between education and incarceration, which is it going to be? For more details please visit our citizen's group on Facebook. Liberals to Recall Jerry Brown,

Education not Incarceration. We need people to carry signs out there to vote No on SB 151

We also need signs to stop the $7 billion in prison building that became law under AB 900

We also need signs for Liberals to Recall Jerry Brown with the Facebook page on it so we can pull together enough workers to get it done. There are many people who didn't take $1.8 mil from prison guards to get elected who deserve a funded voting group put behind them. Please like the page at Liberals to Recall Jerry Brown. Let's raise cane over this misuse of our tax dollars.

Yes, a threatened recall caused him to cancel the death row expansion, and for the first time he is talking about releasing prisoners, but we cannot wait for three years to do it. These prisoners are getting out anyway. He can save $12 bil just by releasing the 54,000 non violent prisoners right now. Most of them are in for minor technical parole violations, ridiculous stuff. Fight back by organizing.
by B. Cayenne Bird
Sunday May 8th, 2011 4:49 PM
Look at how your taxes are being used to build prisons.These projects are currently awaiting $$ but they are still scheduled.Human bondage is our largest industry. We allow this to be done in our names.Do you see here that there are more in the planning stages in addition to the $7 bil already approved? Who will fill these prisons? You or your loved one perhaps?

Only we, the people, can organize to change the sentencing laws. The lawmakers are never going to do it. They profit from prisons, that is how they run the bureaucracy. No, we have to organize and fund our own voting groups.
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