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4
Jul

Sweet Victory in Sacramento

Hope everyone has seen this. 99 Rise who have come to our meetings in the past have worked on this event for some time and put their shoes to the road in making it to Sacramento and effecting change. Every journey begins with a single step. Many steps have achieved the beginning of the end of $$$$$ controlling our lives with the blessings of elected leaders sanctioning such inequality. Thanks to 99 Rise, they have created Hope through action that will change the course of history in this country.
We respect and congratulate you on a job well done. And thank you.
__Bob
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From: info@99rise.org
To: OccupyBob
Sent: 7/3/2014 8:29:44 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Sweet Victory

Hi Friend –
Tonight we celebrate. 

This afternoon the California Senate passed SB1272, the Overturn Citizens United Act, making it the second anti-corruption bill to pass out of the legislature during our occupation.

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.

Help us celebrate and spread the news of victory by sharing this graphic.

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.

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3
Jul

Actions for Thu3Jul2014

Thursday, July 3 

J 3, Thursday, 4:00pm , Stop Repression and Union Busting: Rehire the 42 Brazilian Sao Paulo Metro Union Members 

  Brazilian 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

Initially Sponsors  United Public Workers For Action http://www.upwa.info  info [at] upwa.info

Transport Workers Solidarity Committee http://www.transportworkers.org For Media information (415)282-1908

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)
San Francisco

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.

Join in: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502721379963822/

Reminders:

September 20th Committee Meeting, (Before Action Council)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

 12:00 Noon – 2:00pm

  Unite / HERE Local 2
    215 Golden Gate Ave.
SF

All are invited

Contact Pat for info: pat1936@gmail.comm  or (650) 344-2912

Protest Privatizing of Post Office Service (on going) – Berkeley  

  Staples
  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:

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999

All are welcomed. Please support

 

17
Jun

Sacramento March & Rally at the Capitol

 

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.

Click here to sign up to risk arrest, if necessary, in the occupation. 

 

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 !

WHEN
June 22, 2014 at 9:30am – 6pm
WHERE
Sacramento Rally and March Start location
Fruitridge Park 4000 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95824
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
David Chops · davidakachops@gmail.com · 510-207-2266
27
May

Protest at Kinder Morgan Rail Yard

Challenge Crude-By-Rail Shipments to Bay Area — PopularResistance.org

PROTEST AT KINDER MORGAN’S RAIL YARD
520 CASTRO STREET, RICHMOND, CA

Announcement and Logistics
This coming Saturday, May 31st!

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20
May

March Against Monsanto SF

Union Square Noon – March to UN Plaza Read moreRead more

20
May

GAP Shareholders Meeting Protest

 

Join us at Gap headquarters to urge Gap to respect workers’ rights globally!  

For more info, contact Kung Feng with Jobs with Justice San Francisco at kung@jwjsf.org or visit www.gapdeathtraps.com.

 

 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.  

 

13
May

AC-SF Endorses 99Rise California March For Democracy

Action Council SF Endorses March From LA to Sacramento

99Rise California March for Democracy
LA 5/17 to SAC 6/19

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

RSVP –  http://www.marchfordemocracy.org/bay_area_march_for_democracy_launch_party

 99Rise California March for Democracy

480 Miles. 37 Days. 1 Mission.

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9
May

Action Alert — Divest from Monsanto

Divest from Monsanto, Friday, May 9th!! The San Francisco Action We’ve Been Waiting For! Meet at  Fidelity Investments at 8 Montgomery from 12 - 1 pm 
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8
May

Picnic at the Federal Reserve

party-like-1929-janet

Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair

Saturday, May 10, 2014

12 Noon

Federal Reserve

101 Market St.

San Francisco

 

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)

 

6
May

Action Council to Join Code Pink Vigil

stop-tpp-coupOccupySF Action Council

will be distributing info on the TPP

Trans Pacific Partnership

When: Wed May 7, 2014,    5:30pm to 6:30pm

at

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!