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They Say Cut Back, We Say Fight Back!

 

Build the Fight for Jobs, Income, Housing and Justice

Come to the Conference in Chicago on Oct 3, 2009 

We are now in the midst of the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930’s.  Millions of homes are in foreclosure. Unemployment is growing. Massive cuts are taking place to the programs that benefit poor and working people, while the government tries to balance budgets on our backs. Inequality is growing, as the last hired are the first to lose their jobs.

The rich and powerful are waging a war on working people and many of us have decided to respond by fighting back. In cities around the country there are sharp struggles to stop evictions and to demand a mortitorum on home foreclosures. At places like Chicago’s Republic Windows and Doors there have been intense battles in response to plant closures.  From California to New York, people have taken to the streets to protest cuts to programs that serve our communities. 

On October 3, 2009, trade unionists, immigrant rights activists and members of low-income, community, housing, student and other progressive organizations will come together in Chicago for a conference that will help build our collective movements. We will take this opportunity to learn from one another’s experience. We will lend support to key struggles.  Importantly, we will make common plans. Together we can make a difference and build a more powerful fight back.

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