Homes, Jobs and Services
For a city where housing is a human right, a country with good jobs for all, a world where our basic needs are met
May 11 Schedule
Take Action to Take Back the Safety Net11:30 AM • South Street Seaport @lighthouse (corner of Water and Fulton)
Wake up NYC’s bureaucrats who are destroying the safety-net for millions of low-income and working-class New Yorker’s through budget cuts and right-wing welfare policy.
Rally to Demand Good Jobs Not Giveaways!1:15 PM • SE corner of Murray St. and West St.
Tell Big Banks: Create Jobs Now or Give Us Our Subsidy Money Back.
Many corporations have received subsidies and tax cuts on the promise that they would create more jobs…and many didn’t. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have received over $100 million in job creation tax breaks from the New York government but didn’t deliver. Join us and tell them we want jobs or our money back!
Convergence! Good Housing, Good Jobs & Good Services for All3:00 PM • Rockefeller Park , Waterfront near Battery Park City
Celebration & Speak-out. Screening of ‘Making Change at Walmart’ Worker Stories
Demand Dignity at Darden7 PM • Capital Grille, 155 East 42nd Street, btwn Lexington & 3rd
End Retaliation! Respect Workers’ Right to Organize!
Capital Grille has been fighting the workers’ right to unionize. We’re taking our energy from the speak-out to their 42nd Street restaurant location to make our voices heard.
May 11 is about addressing the basic needs of all people. Jobs, homes and services are human rights, not privileges for those who can afford it. We all need good jobs to support ourselves and our families. We need safe and clean homes to live in. We need basic services like childcare, healthcare, food programs, and training opportunities.
We need to realize that many people start with less, and even more encounter life crises–loss of a job, illness, family members’ deportation, etc. These circumstances leave people at a disadvantage. This is a connected city, country, and world and we all need to help each other get by.
Basically, the 1% get what they want while too many of the 99% struggle to get what they need. We are showing up on May 11 to fight for a city where housing is a human right, a country with good jobs for all, a world where our basic needs are met.