For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Philadelphia’s 99% plan week of actions to call attention to
Mayor’s priorities in budget address
Activists, community members, and workers to stage events calling for policies that serve ALL Philadelphians, not just corporations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Mayor Michael Nutter will unveil his proposed city budget on Thursday, March 14. Citizens, activists from local community groups, and union members will respond at 12:30pm, highlighting the need for a budget that serves the 99% with fair taxation, adequate funding for schools and education, and fair labor contracts. Speakers from Fight for Philly, PCAPS, Neighborhood Networks, AFSCME District Council 33, MoveOn Philadelphia Council, and others will discuss the need for a budget that serves the people, through progressive taxation and good funding for schools and other social services.
Thursday’s rally will be the capstone to a week of actions calling attention to the budget and the mayor’s priorities.
Wednesday, March 13, 10am: Media Mobilizing Project, SumOfUs.org, Action United, and Fight for Philly will deliver a petition demanding Comcast stop opposing Earned Sick Time for Philadelphia workers. Mayor Nutter vetoed legislation in 2011 that guaranteed earned sick time for Philadelphia workers, caving in to pressure from Comcast and other corporations. 10am, Outside Northeast Corner of City Hall.
Wednesday, March 13, 12pm: AFSCME District Council 33 will rally at the Northeast Corner of City Hall to call attention to their four years without a contract, as the Mayor seeks legal authority to unilaterally impose a contract.
Thursday, March 14, 12:30pm: Fight for Philly, AFSCME District Council 33, MoveOn Philadelphia Council, PCAPS, Pathways PA, and others will counter the mayor’s address with calls for fair taxation and funding for social services. Philadelphia homeowners will talk about the difficulty in paying increased taxes, and parents will talk about the pain of cuts to education.
Fight for Philly is building a grassroots coalition of residents, community groups, neighborhood associations, faith organizations and labor groups united in the fight for good jobs, corporate accountability and strong communities.
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