The People Unite to Defeat the Bush Program

The People Unite to Defeat the Bush Program:

Momentum builds for
People's Speak-Outs
in Washington DC, San Francisco,
Los Angeles & elsewhere


Details below on location, speakers, how you can be involved

The past few months have been incredible. People are rising up against the Bush administration's plan to privatize social security, against proposed federal and state budget cuts, against the continuing occupation of Iraq - against all of the attacks being levied by the Bush administration at home and abroad.

On January 20, tens of thousands joined the CounterInaugural demonstration in Washington DC. On March 19/20, over 800 cities and towns held protests as part of the Global Day of Action on the second anniversary of the "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq. There have been demonstrations in every city where Bush and others from his administration have traveled to promote the so-called "reform" of social security. The attack on working people and the labor movement by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been met with fierce and militant resistance all over the state.

In response to the call circulated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, people across the country are organizing and participating in People's Speak-Outs to say "The People Unite to Defeat the Bush Program: Hands Off Social Security, Stop the Budget Cuts, Fund People's Needs - Not War & Occupation." On May 7, the National People's Speak-Out will take place in Washington DC assembling at Plymouth Congregational Church. Buses, vans and car caravans are traveling from several East Coast, Southern and Midwestern cities.  On April 30, a mass public rally will take place in San Francisco. On May 7, a community meeting will be held in Los Angeles to build for a May 21 People's Assembly and Speak-Out. People's Speak-Outs will take place across the country between April 30 and May 6. Please see below for details, downloadable flyers and more information on how you can become involved.

Funds are urgently needed to help the movement continue to get stronger. We can’t do it without your help. You can make a contribution through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find information on how to contribute by check.


Washington DC

The People Unite
to Defeat the
Bush Program

National People’s Speak-Out
in Washington, DC

Saturday, May 7
Assemble at Plymouth Congregational Church
at 12 noon
5301 North Capitol Street NE (at Riggs Road)
Metro to Fort Totten on Red/Green Line
Free shuttle service provided from Metro
Parking available

Stop the Budget Cuts
Fund People’s Needs - Not War
Hands Off Social Security
Defend Muslim & Arab Communities
Full Rights for All Immigrants
End the War & Occupation of Iraq

Speakers will include:
Rev. Graylan Hagler,
Sr. Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church
Ramsey Clark,
former U.S. attorney general
Mahdi Bray,
Exec. Dir., Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
Ben Dupuy,
General Secretary, National Popular Party of Haiti (PPN)
SEIU Local 82,
representing workers at Howard University
Jane English,
Plymouth Congregational UCC Board of Social Action
Rashida Roberts,
Georgetown Living Wage Campaign hunger striker
Vanessa Dixon,
DC Healthcare Coalition
Members of Empower DC
Ricardo Juarez,
Mexicanos Sin Fronteras
and Woodbridge Workers Committee

Macrina Cardenas,
Mexico Solidarity Network
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard,
Partnership for Civil Justice
Brian Becker,
Nat’l Coordinator, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Alina Serrano,
Casa Atabex women's group, NYC
Jeanette Caceres,
student at New York University
Shawn Garcia,
Puerto Rican community youth activist, NYC
Peta Lindsay,
National Youth & Student Coordinator of the
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition and Howard University student

Downloadable flyers:
English - Spanish

For more information, contact the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition National Office in Washington DC:
Phone: 202-544-3389 x14
Email: dc@internationalanswer.org


San Francisco

On the 30th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

Come to a Public Rally
Sat. April 30, 7pm

Defend Social Security!
Money for People’s Needs—Not War & Occupation!

Featuring:
Ramsey Clark (initiator, Impeach Bush campaign)
Trent Willis (Pres. ILWU Local 10) & others

Mission High School in San Francisco
3750 18th Street @ Dolores, near 16th St. BART

Downloadable flyer in English and Spanish

For more information, contact the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition in San Francisco:
Phone: 415-821-6545
Email: answer@actionsf.org



Los Angeles

Youth, Seniors & Everyone Unite!
Tell Bush & Congress: Hands Off Social Security!
Fund People’s Needs - Not War!

Community Meeting
Sat, May 7, 2:00 pm
at Sunset Hall Retirement Home
2830 Francis Avenue in Los Angeles

People’s Assembly & Speak-Out Rally
Sat, May 21, 12:00 noon
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Street in Los Angeles

Downloadable flyer in English and Spanish

For more information, contact the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition in Los Angeles:
Phone: 323-464-1636
Email: answerla@answerla.org


Here’s what you can do:

1) You can endorse the call to say “Hands Off Our Social Security! Fund People’s Needs, Not War in Iraq!” Endorsements from organizations and individuals are welcome.

2) Organize or join the protests in every city of Bush's “Destroy Social Security” tour. The AFL-CIO and other organizations are mobilizing protesters, young and old, to meet Bush and say “Hands Off Social Security!” A.N.S.W.E.R. calls on the antiwar movement and all activists to join these demonstrations and connect the issue of Iraq and militarism with the fight to defend Social Security and to defeat the Bush budget cuts. If Bush is coming to your city, contact our National Office in Washington DC at 202-544-3389.

3) Hold a People's Speak-Out to say "The People Unite to Defeat the Bush Program" - Defend Social Security Fund People's Needs, Not War - between April 30 and May 6 in your community or on your campus. Contact us to find a Speak-Out near you or for assistance and resources to organize your own action. Fact sheets and other materials can be downloaded from our website at www.ANSWERcoalition.org. Fill out the Event Listing form to help spread the word about your action.

4) Come to the National People’s Speak-Out in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 7. We will stand together at Bush’s doorstep to say “The People Unite to Defeat the Bush Program” Join us! Fill out the Transportation Form to help spread the word about your car caravan, van or bus coming to DC on May 7.

5) Help spread the word! Click here for downloadable flyers and fact sheets.

Funds are Urgently Needed

Funds are urgently needed to help the antiwar movement continue to get stronger. We can’t do it without your help. You can make a contribution through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find information on how to contribute by check.

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A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org
info@internationalanswer.org
National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
New York City: 212-533-0417
Los Angeles: 323-464-1636
San Francisco: 415-821-6545
For media inquiries, call 202-544-3389.


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