Media Advisory for Thursday, August 30 at 4:30pm
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Philadelphia’s 99% to Put the Romney Economic Plan to Rest
Activists to hold festive funeral march, demand an economy that works for everyone
Philadelphia – On Thursday, as Mitt Romney accepts the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, low-wage workers, seniors, community activists, students and faith leaders will reject the Romney Economy. Protestors will lead a festive funeral march from 5th and Market to Romney’s local campaign headquarters at 4th and South, where they will bury the Romney economy.
Workers will speak out against the elements of the Romney Economy that are dangerous to the working and middle class: outsourcing good jobs, tax breaks for the rich coupled with tax hikes for the middle class, and cuts to education and healthcare funding. Speakers will also include area workers who have just returned from protesting the Romney Economy at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
WHO: Low-wage workers, retirees, faith leaders, union members and activists from community groups including Fight for Philly, Neighborhood Networks, Occupy Philly, Philadelphia Unemployment Project and Philly Jobs with Justice
WHAT: Funeral march to bury the Romney Economy
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, August 30th at 4:30pm. 5th and Market, from there march to 4th and South
VISUALS: Activists dancing, playing music and carrying signs, banners, coffins and tombstones; a group of mourning 1%’ers
The demonstration is part of a nationwide movement rejecting the Romney Economy and demanding instead an economy that works for everyone: an increase to the federal minimum wage, an end to tax breaks for the rich and corporations, a renewed focus on creating good American jobs instead of layoffs and outsourcing for profit, and a Congress committed to representing all Americans, not just the 1%.
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