September 2012

Media Advisory: Philadelphians bring their neighborhoods to the 1% at Romney Fundraiser

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release

Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:00am

Contact: Jesse Kudler

(617) 974-3684

jesse@fightforphilly.org

Philadelphians bring their neighborhoods to the 1% at Romney Fundraiser

Philadelphia – Philadelphia’s workers and supporters of the 99% will gather outside the Union League on Friday morning to rally against the economic agenda of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Senator Pat Toomey and Governor Tom Corbett.  While attendees spend as much as $25,000 inside the private event to see the trio, Philadelphians from across the city and representing a wide array of community groups will rally and stage a street theater performance outside for all to see. They will invite Romney, Toomey and Corbett to venture beyond the Union League and interact with Philadelphians who can’t afford five-figure meals.  These citizens know that they cannot afford to see continuous cuts to vital programs and services that keep the middle class strong.  They understand that education and healthcare are at risk and could very well be on the chopping block if a Romney agenda is enacted.

 The 99% will not stand by as the 1% profits from tax loopholes for big corporations.  They will not stand by as Medicare as we know it is replaced with an expensive voucher system.  To show their feelings, protesters will stage a street theater action at 9am, bringing their neighborhoods to the center city haunt of the 1%.  From Fishtown to Kensington to West Philly to South, people will bring symbols of our communities to tell the GOP what Philly really wants: world class education, healthcare for everyone, and an economy that works for all. They can take our resources, but they can’t take our pride!

WHO Local residents and members of Fight for Philly and other community organizations

WHAT: Fight for Philly protests Republican Trio Breakfast

WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:00am, street theater at 9am

WHERE: Union League – 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Media Advisory for Friday, September 21, 2012 at 8:00am

Contact: Umang Patel, 267-254-7968 or umang@fightforphilly.org

Philadelphians to Protest Republican Breakfast Fundraiser

Philadelphia – On Friday morning, Fight for Philly and activists will protest a $2,500 – $10,000 a plate breakfast fundraiser for Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney will be joined by Governor Tom Corbett and Senator Pat Toomey for this 1% breakfast affair.

Protestors will speak out against the harmful 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.  Also on the agenda, protestors will speak out against Governor Corbett and his cuts to General Assistance and public education. The Governor has slashed close to $1 billion dollars of funding for public education and put an end to General Assistance that provided $200 a month stipend for needy families.

WHO: Local residents and members of Fight for Philly and other community organizations

WHAT: Fight for Philly protests Republican’s Ritzy Breakfast

WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2012 at 8:00am

WHERE: Union League – 140 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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