[act-ma] 3/24, Boston - Rally for Jobs 12:00 and for Education 5:30

UJP: United for Justice with Peace ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 08:41:35 PDT 2010

Peace Movement: Rally for Jobs and Education Wednesday!*Starve the War, Feed
the Nation!*
As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq grind on, tens of millions in the U.S.
lack jobs and education faces huge cuts. The peace movement is reaching out
to connect the struggles for peace with fights for jobs and education.

*This Wednesday**, March 24*, UJP will support the labor movement's
*noon *rally
for jobs, and a *5:30 pm* rally of Boston teachers and parents protesting
school cutbacks. We'll be there with "Healthcare not Warfare" and "Jobs not
War" signs. *Join us at both rallies* in downtown Boston to show that the
peace movement supports these important issues and connects them to runaway
military spending!

[image: Good Jobs Now]
*When:* Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 12:00 pm
*Where: *Bank of America • 120 Federal St. • Boston

Big Wall Street banks brought on America's worst financial crisis since the
great depression. While their actions destroyed America's jobs, homes, and
hope, the big banks got billions in taxpayer bailouts--and went back to
business as usual. It's time to tell the banks to start paying for America's
recovery by investing in GOOD JOBS NOW!

Sponsors: Greater Boston Labor Council, AFT-MA, Boston Building Trades
Council, Community Labor United, Jobs with Justice, Mass. AFL-CIO, Mass.
Building Trades Council, North Shore Labor Council, SEIU State Council,
UNITE/HERE N.E. Joint Board


Richard M. Rogers, Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Louis Mandarini Jr., President
Patricia Armstrong, Vice President
Jonah Peppiatt, Council Organizer

[image: Greater Boston Labor Council] <http://gbclc.com/>

 [image: Underperforming? No - Underfunded!]

The mayoral-appointed Boston School Committee is slated to vote for yet
another round of budget cuts on Wednesday, March 24, at 6:00 PM. This year,
 FY 2011, the committee plans to approve a budget reduction of $32.5
million.     *That is only 2.3% of the $1.4 billion taxpayers in Boston will
pay for military spending in FY2010.   Where are our priorities?*

Enough is enough.  Instead of accepting budget reductions, the committee
ought to demand more: more funding; more resources.   *Cut the military
budget, fund the Boston schools!*
*When:* Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
*Where: *Boston School Committee • 26 Court St • Boston

How can our schools be expected to do more each year with less?  How can
some of our schools be labeled ‘underperforming’ when they have been

Parents' groups are organizing a rally to demand that the school committee
reject the mayor's proposed budget, and adopt a budget that fully funds
children's needs.

The Coalition for Equal Quality Education is organizing the rally announced
above, and is also trying to pack the meeting with concerned parents and
community members.

DORCHESTER PEOPLE FOR PEACE will be leafleting during the rally, to demand
adequate funding of schools, as well as jobs and other needs, funded by a
25% cut in military spending.  Sandra McIntosh, of the Coalition for Equal
Quality Education, was delighted to hear about the 25% campaign, and said
their leaflet also says, stop the wars, put the money into schools.
 Rosemary K. is coordinating the DPP leafleting.    Let her know if you can
come atrosemarykean at yahoo.com


United for Justice with Peace <http://justicewithpeace.org/> is a coalition
of peace and justice organizations and community peace groups in the Greater
Boston region. The UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global
peace through social and economic justice.

*Help us continue to do this critical work! Make a donation to UJP

ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Upcoming Events:

Poster Art: Standing for Peace and
Mar 234:30pmLesley UniversityCambridgeLabor Rally for
Mar 2412:00pmBank of AmericaBostonRally to Reverse School Budget
Mar 245:30pmBoston School CommitteeBostonA Tribute to the Theater of Howard
Zinn <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1077>Wed Mar 246:00pmSuffolk
UniversityBostonHoward Zinn Memorial
Mar 272:00pmBoston UniversityBostonRally for Jobs and Cuts in Military
Spending <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1152>Thu Apr 224:30pmRoxbury
Crossing T StationBostonInternational Day of Action for a Nuclear-Free
May 22:00pmnear Times SquareNew York, NY

*More Peace and Justice Events <http://justicewithpeace.org/upcoming-events>.
   How to Submit Events <http://justicewithpeace.org/posting-events>*
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