Sent: 7/3/2014 8:29:44 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Sweet Victory
Hi Friend –
Tonight we celebrate.
After the vote, after 480 miles of marching, 12 days of occupation, 47 arrests, and 3 legislative wins, we gathered to announce the end of the #SACsitin. We celebrated our victories and shared a vision for where we go from here. I want to share those things with you and invite you to join our celebration.
When we set out from Los Angeles 48 days ago, we were determined to make the sacrifice of walking almost 500 miles across California, occupying our state capitol for days, and going to jail because we believed it would do two things. First, we believed our bold action would challenge our elected leaders to acknowledge and act to end the crisis of corruption. The journey was indeed very difficult, the sacrifice real – marked by pain, stress, and fatigue – but our faith in its power has been dramatically confirmed by win after win.
The very first day after our arrival rally & first sit-in at the Capitol, California became the 2nd state in the union to pass a resolution calling for an Article V Convention to propose a money-out 28th Amendment. In the 1st week of our occupation, we joined other democracy activists in filling a hearing room with our bodies & stories and a once-uncertain committee passed the California Disclose Act. And on Monday, as we stood watch in the gallery and held high the new symbol of our movement – one finger raised high, signifying “one person, one vote” political equality – the Assembly passed SB1272.
Thursday, July 3
J 3, Thursday, 4:00pm , Stop Repression and Union Busting: Rehire the 42 Brazilian Sao Paulo Metro Union MembersBrazilian Consulate 300 Montgomery St., # 300 SF
Using Soccer FIFFA Games Brazilian Government Attacks Transit/Public Workers With Repression, Union Busting And Privatization
URGENT CALL FROM BRAZIL: WE NEED YOUR SOLIDARITY Sao Paulo Transit Workers: Intensify the struggle, defend the right to strike, prevent any punishment, we want to negotiate now.
Everyone has been following the mobilizations going on in Brazil with strikes and demonstration by workers and popular organizations expressing their indignation about the World Cup with its astronomic costs and corruption, all in function of the interests of the multinational companies and FIFA.
But at the same time people have been .putting forward their concrete struggles making demands for salaries, rights, housing, better public services. They have denounced repression and criminalization of dissent, etc.
Bring Your Placards, Banners And Balls
J 3, Thursday, 6:00pm, Restore Our Rights! Rally & Speak Out Against Hobby Lobby Ruling
Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround (nr Powell St. BART)
Rally and Speak out against the Supreme Court’s decision to allow bosses to deny women insurance for birth control!
Get up and get out. Take to the streets. Flex your muscles a day early for Independence and Freedom for all!
“Don’t take no for an answer. If it didn’t work today, tomorrow is another day.” – Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Bring your signs, your voices and passion for justice.
September 20th Committee Meeting, (Before Action Council)
Sunday, July 6, 2014
12:00 Noon – 2:00pmUnite / HERE Local 2 215 Golden Gate Ave.
All are invited
Contact Pat for info: email@example.com or (650) 344-2912
Protest Privatizing of Post Office Service (on going) – BerkeleyStaples 2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck) Berkeley, CA
First They Came For the Homeless activists have set up a 24-hour information table to let people know about the Richard Blum’s,[Dianne Feinstein's greedy husband] links to the thieving & privatization of our postal service & his financial connections to Staples [where low-wage, non-union clerks are doing postal workers' jobs]
Currently the 24/7 Informational Table is at the Berkeley Staples:
Click below for info:
All are welcomed. Please support
Join the California March for Democracy on the last day of our journey as we march to and rally at the State Capitol in Sacramento. We begin the day with a rally at Fruitridge Park from 9:30 to 11:00am. From there, we will march 6.5 miles to the State Capitol. The final rally will be at 2-4 pm outside of the State Capitol. The occupation of the Capitol, if necessary, will begin after the rally.
Get on the Bus !
RSVP for a bus by clicking on the Ride Board link here —> http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/x6qgkn
Click on a *BUS* then fill out the form. This is you commitment to pay for a seat when your bus fills.
When the Bus fills up we will purchase the bus, send you a confirmation and ask you to pay for your seat(s).
Seats are $26. We are encouraging people to (commit to) purchase extra seats if they can so we can offer seating to those with financial hardships who may otherwise not be able to make it to Sacramento.
Check the ride board for rides offered by individuals who will be driving and have extra seats. People will be coming from near and far.
Please add a ride to the ride board if you are driving and have extra seats available in your car. Get in touch if you want to become a point person for a bus in your community !
Fruitridge Park 4000 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95824
Google map and directions
Join us at Gap headquarters to urge Gap to respect workers’ rights globally!
Demonstration at GAP Annual Shareholder Meeting:
End Sweatshop Deathtraps! Respect Workers’ Rights!
GAP Inc. global headquarters, 2 Folsom St, San Francisco (by Embarcadero BART)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 9:30am
*Photo exhibit of Bangladeshi survivors and families*
Since 2005, more than 1,800 Bangladeshi garment workers have been killed in fires and building collapses while sewing clothing for companies like Gap and Walmart. In order to prevent future tragedies in their supply chains, over 160 companies, including H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Eagle, have now signed onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a legally-binding factory safety agreement with two global unions and ten Bangladeshi unions. It’s time for Gap to join with them, before the next deadly disaster.
The demonstration will also call on Gap to pay $200,000 in compensation to the victims of the Aswad factory fire. On October 8, 2013, seven workers were killed and 50 were injured in a fire at Aswad Composite Mills, which made cloth for Gap Inc., but Gap has failed to pay even a single penny of the compensation it owes.
We will also lift up the demands of garment workers who have been striking inCambodia. (To learn more, check out this video.) We will call on Gap to tell its Cambodian suppliers to pay at least $160/month, to pay a price to the factories that supports the wage increase, and to urge the government of Cambodia to release the 21 activists who have been unjustly detained since January, drop the charges against all 23, and reinstate freedom of assembly.
Action Council SF Endorses March From LA to Sacramento
On Sunday, 11May2014, the OccupySF Action Council endorsed the California March for Democracy. Marchers will trek 480 miles, over the mountains and across the valleys of California, from L.A. to the state capitol in Sacramento, all to bring a simple demand to the leaders of our nation’s largest state: publicly acknowledge the crisis of corruption and take immediate action to end it.
99Rise is a network of activists and organizers dedicated to building a mass movement to reclaim our democracy from the domination of big money.
Bay Area March for Democracy Launch Party
Come celebrate the launch of 99Rise’s “California March for Democracy” with food & drinks, locally engaged speakers, and music to help send off our trailblazing Bay Area marchers!WHEN: Thu 15May2014, 6pm to 10pm WHERE: Global Exchange 2017 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Suggested Donation, $10-$20
NO ONE TURNED AWAY FROM LACK OF FUNDS
99Rise California March for Democracy
480 Miles. 37 Days. 1 Mission.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
101 Market St.
Food is being provided by the postal union at the Federal Reserve; chalking and other activities are being planned.
All are welcome!
A BIG THANK YOU to OUR POSTAL WORKERS!
This is also the day that the post office collects non-perishable food to donate to various organizations / food banks etc.
(From: SF Occupiers & Postal Employees)
Please print and distribute the flyer:
picnic-federal-reserve-flyer (PDF 4 per sheet)
will be distributing info on the TPP
Trans Pacific Partnership
When: Wed May 7, 2014, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Codepink’s Peace Vigil
Where: Market Street on the steps below Feinstein’s office at Montgomery and Market,directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni Station. San Francisco All are welcomed!