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Tax the Rich Conference
Date Saturday November 19
Time 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location Details
Claremont Middle School
(5750 College Ave, Oakland near Rockridge Bart)
Event Type Conference
Tax The Rich! Conference
November 19 8:30am-1:30pm
Claremont Middle School
(5750 College Ave, Oakland near Rockridge Bart) taxtherichbayarea [at]

Endorsed by: Oakland Education Association, United Educators of San
Francisco, Peralta Federation of Teachers, Berkeley Federation of Teachers,
SEIU 1021, AlamedaCountry Central Labor Council, United Teachers of
Richmond, Alameda County Green Party, Peace and Freedom Party, International
Socialist Organization, Grassroots for Democracy, Richmond Progressive
Alliance, Against Cuts, Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency

Are you an educator sick of yearly layoffs and class size increases? Are you
a parent or college student tired of tuition rising through the roof? Or are
you just tired of hearing politicians talk about an "All Cuts Budget", that
hurts everyone, when over half the corporations in California don't even pay

There is a simple solution to all of these problems. TAX THE RICH! The top
1% don't even pay the proportion of tax that a public school teacher pays.
Yet, who is bearing the brunt of the economic crisis? Come to this half day
conference to learn more about how you can help build a movement at the
local, state and federal level that can TAX THE RICH!

Agenda for Tax-the-Rich Conference 11/19/2011 Claremont Middle School
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-11:00 Opening panel: Where We Are Moderator: Mary Prophet

Welcome Betty Olson-Jones, OEA, Josie Camacho ACCLC

Federal taxation: National Nurses United Speaker TBA State taxation: Fred
Glass California Federation of Teachers Local taxation: Phil Ting San
Francisco City Assessor

11:10-12:10 Workshops

* Against the Cuts Workshop
* Revive Oakland Workshop
* 3rd Party Alternatives
* Grassroots for Democracy
* New Priorities Campaign
* Campaign to Tax the Super Rich
* Main Street not Wall Street
* OEA Bank Campaign

12:20-1:30 Closing Panel: What are our next steps? Moderator: David de

Tonya Dennis Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Lark
Omura UCB student and Against Cuts Betty Olson-Jones Oakland Education
Discussion: Speakers from the floor
Added to the calendar on Friday Nov 18th, 2011 11:20 PM

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