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sAve the dAte
Saturday, October 27, 2012 12 Noon – 6pm EST 56 Walker St New York, NY 10013 againstausterity.org
Austerity – the imminent, existential threat to the 99%. No matter the outcome of the November elections in the US, working families will be thrown over the proverbial “fiscal cliff” in the name of debt and deficits. Cutting Social Security, Medicare and other threads in our fragile social fabric is not only grossly unjust – it won’t work! The so-called “Grand Bargain” threatens to unleash a death spiral of unemployment and poverty which our nation is not certain to survive. Organizing to defend our economic rights. It is for this reason that we must organize now to mobilize effective opposition to the impending austerity offensive; agitate to shift the burden of the economic depression onto Wall Street oligarchs; and to build momentum toward a genuine political revolution of, by and for the people. Not a conference – an assembly! The UFAA Public Assembly on October 27 will not be “just another conference” that ends when the doors close. Participants will hear proposals from distinguished speakers, engage in floor debate, and vote on vital strategic matters. The UFAA intends to build on Wisconsin and Occupy – with decisions, demands and action.
Assembly formAt Key issues Will include mAKe your voice heArd
(90+ minutes) A series of brief addresses, both live and recorded, from distinguished representatives.
Concrete demands for political & economic reform.
Speakers, guests and endorsements
Visit againstausterity.org for current information.
Proposals and Debate
(4+ hours) A moderated presentation of proposals, live debate and votes. For example, “what is the more effective demand – a 1% Wall Street sales tax, or a more progressive income tax?” All persons representing proposals acceptable to the American public are invited to attend and debate. Disruptive behavior and tactics will not be tolerated.
An organic coalition with organized centers of leadership.
We want to hear from:
• • • • • Labor unions Political organizations Journalists & media Academics and public advocates Groups representing blacks, hispanics and other disadvantaged minorities • Professional organizations, especially those in industry, agriculture, science and engineering
Identifying our immediate strategic needs, and a roadmap for success.
Developing and attracting political leaders to our coalition.
Save the Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 Visit againstausterity.org for updates and information