Join ANSWER at the Oct. 15 Rally for Jobs!

Join ANSWER and thousands of others at the Oct. 15 Rally for Jobs in Washington, D.C.!

15th St. SW and Independence Ave. SW at the Sylvan Theater
Metro: Orange/Blue Line to Smithsonian

(Look for the “Jobs not Jails” signs)

Join the ANSWER Coalition and other organizations in a “Jobs not Jails” contingent at the Saturday, Oct. 15 Rally for Jobs called by the National Action Network along with a number of labor organizations. People will be coming from New York, Philadelphia and other East Coast cities to participate in this action.

Jobs Not War Contingent, Los Angeles, 03-26-2011

Unemployment is at its worst in 30 years. In 2010, only 77 percent of the population between the ages of 20 to 64 was employed. The overall number of African Americans who are not employed is actually 51 percent. The country has roughly the same amount of jobs as it did in 2000, while at the same time the population has increased by 30 million. The economy would have to add 18 million jobs just to get back to the same employment rate as 2000.

Mass unemployment has been particularly devastating in African American working class communities. According to U.S. government official labor statistics, unemployment afflicts 16.7 percent of all African Americans, and 19.1 percent of African American men.

Official government unemployment statistics do not include those whose unemployment insurance benefits have expired and have given up looking for work because they cannot find a job, and they do not include the millions of severely underemployed people who would like to work full time but can only find employment for a few hours each week.

Black working class communities are afflicted by another brutal crisis: mass incarceration. A Black boy has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison in his lifetime as opposed to a 1 in 17 chance for a white boy. A Black girl has a 1 in 17 chance of going to prison in her lifetime as opposed to a 1 in 111 chance for a white girl.

The picture is clear and bleak: the economic crisis has been devastating on working and poor people. It has been even harsher to Black working class communities where the crisis is compounded by mass criminalization and incarceration campaign.

It is with all this in mind that the ANSWER Coalition is joining with other organizations to call for a “Jobs not Jails,” contingent at the Saturday, Oct. 15 rally for jobs called by the National Action Network along with a number of labor organizations. The burgeoning Occupy movement, mass actions by labor unions, strikes by prisoners in Georgia and California are signs of a growing mass movement against the ruthless assaults of the rich on poor and oppressed people. These are the signs that we can, and we are, fighting back! Join us on Oct. 15!

When: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m.

Where: 15th St. SW and Independence Ave. SW at the Sylvan Theater (on the Washington Monument Grounds).

Metro: Smithsonian (Orange/Blue Line). Look for the “Jobs not Jails” signs.

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OCTOBER 15, 2011 NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK BUS DEPARTURE LOCATIONS

ATLANTA, GA CHAPTER
Departure Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011
Departure Location: West End Mall
850 Oak St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Cost: $100
Contact: National Action Network, Southeast Regional Office 678-732-0405
Email: tspeight@nationalactionnetwork.net

PHILADELPHIA, PA CHAPTER

Departure Time: 7:00am
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Departure Location:
1501 North Broad Street (near Progress Plaza Shopping Center-Broad at Jefferson Street)
Cost:
$35
Contact:
Paula Peeples, 215-763-7504

NEWARK, NJ

PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS

Departure Time: 6:00am
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Departure Location:
Lincoln Park
Between Broad Street and Washington Street
Newark, NJ
Cost:
$40
Contact:
Angenetta L. Robinson, 973-809-4604
Email:
angenetta1963@yahoo.com

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
Departure Time: 6:00 AM
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Departure Location: 106 West 145th between Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X)
and 7th Avenue (Adam Clayton Powell Blvd); New York, NY
Cost: $50.00 for Adult and $25.00 for Children
Contact: Theresa Freeman (917)446-7464
Email: tfstate59@yahoo.com

QUEENS, NY CHAPTER

BUS IS FULL

Departure Time: 4:00am
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Departure Location: Sean Elijah Bell Foundation Community Center
107-52 Sutphin Blvd

Jamaica, NY 11434
Price: $50 per adult; $25 per child
NON REFUNDABLE
Contact:
Beverly Campbell 516-312-9813
Lois Menyweather 646-284-1689
Email:
bevy82@gmail.com
lmenyweather@gmail.com

INKSTER, MI

SW BLOCK CLUB ASSOCIATION & INKSTER DEMOCRATIC BLACK CAUCUS

Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011
Departure Location: Inkster Road and Michigan Ave., Inkster, MI
Cost: $95.00
Contact: Larry L Motley Sr., 313-467-9222 or 734-217-6504
Email: llmotleysr@gmail.com

BALTIMORE, GREATER BALTIMORE CHAPTER
Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Departure Location: State Office Complex (Preston & Eutaw Streets)
Cost: Free
Contact: Larry Young, 443-467-7993

Email: lyoung@radio-one.com

DETROIT, MI

HARTFORD MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH

2 Nights/3 Days Trip
Departure Time:
12:00am
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2011
Return:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Departure Location:
Southfield Civic Center on Evergreen Rd., between 10 and 11 Mile Rd (I-696) behind Library across from Friday’s Restaurant
Lodging:
Hilton Hotel
Silver Spring, MD
Cost:
$370 per person Double Occupancy
Child   $250.00  with 2 adults in the room
$490 single room with King size bed
Contact:
Margaret E. Black, Home: 313 342 3105  Cell: 313 319 5284, ladycake5@att.net
Barbara S. Smith, 248-398-3624, barbceil@sbcglobal.net
Thomas Williams, 313-942-6804, trwilliams4@att.net

CINCINNATI, OH

Departure Time: 10:00 PM (7:30PM Political Tailgate Party with a Purpose and Prayer Vigil)
Date: Friday, October 14 2011
Depature Location:

Cincinnati Community Action Agency (CAA, Lower level)
1740 Langdon Farm Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Cost:
Bus – $130 Hotel $129 + tax
Contact :
Victoria Straughn, 513-226-8170
Franki Kidd 513-965-9308
Email:
fbkidd@fuse.net or vstraughn513@yahoo.com

AKRON, OH CHAPTER

Departure Time: 3:00 AM
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Departure Location:
Henry’s ACME
1525 South Hawkins Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44320

Cost: $175.00
NON-REFUNDABLE

Contact: Bobbi Simpson 330-475-9670
Email: nanakron1@aol.com

JAMAICA, New York

Departure time: 5:00 AM
Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Departure Location:
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
140-17 Guy Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, New York 11434
Cost:
$50.00
Contact:
Pastor James Deleston 347-245-4063
Email:
jameldaviddel@yahoo.com


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