Support the Detroit Solidarity Bus Trip!
Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 16, 2013, 7 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ
We need your help to bring some NYC solidarity to Detroit in its time of need.
A broad coalition of groups including Moratorium Now!, National Action Network, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (DREM), Occupy Detroit, and others have called for a mass action called Surround the Courthouse on Wednesday, October 23rd, the day of the eligibility hearing for bankruptcy for the City of Detroit.
Occupy Wall Street stands in solidarity with the workers of Detroit whose pensions are threatened in an attempt to pay off the same banks that crashed our economy. We are ready to send a contingent of at least 30 members to Detroit by bus on the morning of Tuesday, October 22nd to join the evening protest camp and the mass rally the next day with hundreds of working and unemployed Detroiters. After the rally, we'll take a tour of Detroit with local community organizers doing important work in the hardest-hit communities.
We need to raise enough money to charter one bus, and possibly two if the demand increases, to make this possible.
For more info on the what's happening in Detroit, visit: http://moratorium-mi.org/surround-the-courthouse-weds-oct-23-8-am/
For more on the emergency situation in Detroit:
Please give what you can: https://www.wepay.com/donations/support-the-detroit-solidarity-bus-trip
Join the trip: https://www.facebook.com/events/499738933455012/
You should be talking numbers, not rhetoric. If an obscenely high percentage of city and state tax revenue is going towards pension obligations, then your position is not on a solid foundation.
The other issue for me is, why do unions force their membership to vote for only one party? This tactic creates all kinds of political dishonesty including politicians who want to appease the unions by promising things 30 years down the road they have no right to promise in exchange for union votes in the present day election.