[act-ma] Call to Action WEDNESDAY, 10/1: No Blank Check to Wall St.; Save The Economy, Pronto

Jobs with Justice National jwjnational at jwj.org
Sat Sep 27 08:43:32 PDT 2008

The Wall-Street blank check bail-out, driven by corporate greed,
is still moving ahead in Congress, so far without any of the
commitments that JwJ and allies have insisted are needed to Save
The Economy, Pronto. Several national groups and economists
agree that we can and must push for a better deal for Main

On September 30, Congress is scheduled to go home to face
constituents, during their election cycle break. JwJ is counting
on YOU to hit the streets on Wednesday, October 1st to make sure
Congress serves Main Street before Wall Street. We will do this
Day of Action whether the Wall Street Bail-out bill has passed
by then or not!!

Jobs with Justice members know that Congress needs to act
strongly (but not in a panic) to address the immediate financial
crisis, but we also need a deeper, long-term restructuring of
our economy so it works for everyone.

Our Demands:

- Make the people that got rich while creating the crisis pay
for the clean-up
- Restructure the banking system
  * Short-term: public ownership for public assistance (i.e.
equity for bail-out)
  * Long-term: re-regulate private finance and expand public and
community-owned alternatives
- Solve the housing and foreclosure crisis
- Commit to fast-tracking a true recovery plan that addresses
jobs, infrastructure, pensions, etc.

Local JwJ coalitions are organizing actions in cities across the
country. Find your local JwJ coalition
(http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/tp1sbX11hqYL/) and call or email
them to find out what they are planning. We are gathering
information about what coalitions have planned, and will post a
list early next week.

Live in an area where there is no local JwJ coalition? Plan your
own action! Send an email to jwjnational at jwj.org and let us know
what you're doing! 

Here are some ideas:

- Rally at Congressional offices
- Deliver 'trash for cash' to your federal reserve office
- Picket the banks that are asking for handouts without giving
Main Street anything in return
- Hold a bake sale, and sell junk food to pay for Wall Street
junk bonds
- Conduct a public survey asking working people what they need a
bail-out for
- Now that we taxpayers have paid for your local bank, have a
party there
- Invite the media to hear from people that need a "Main Street"

You can take action on this alert via the web at:

Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.

We encourage you to take action by October 23, 2008

Tell Congress: No Wall Street Bail-out! We need you to STEP UP!

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