December 17, 2013
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MLK POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN Organization and Planning Meeting

MLK POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN
Organization and Planning Meeting
 
Thursday, December 19, 6:00 pm
1401 21st Street, Ste. 310, Sacramento
 
To all Sponsors and Supporters:As you know, we are coming to the end of another year. And still, so many urgent issues–homelessness, lack of jobs, unliveable wages, hunger, immigration reform, environmental destruction, police brutality, and more continue to plague our communities, regardless of color.
 
In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., helped launched the Poor People’s Campaign,to lift all Americans out of poverty. The Campaign’s anti-poverty package included:
–Guaranteed employment for all, at living wages,
–Access to affordable housing and health care for all,
–Rescinding cuts to education, and
–Ensuring that ordinary citizens had a larger role in government.
 
Forty-five years later, we’re still fighting these battles. Dr. King left us with the moral responsibility to work together to resolve these issues. What better way to honor Dr. King than to join in solidarity with others to fight for social and economic justice? In that spirit, we are planning for Saturday, January 18th, to be a day to join together to fight the cuts and many assaults on the middle class and the poor. We’re planning to march from Crocker Park to the Capitol, and hold our event on the West side of the Capitol. We envision a day for diverse organizations to come together to raise our voices and pledge support so that we can become a powerful force for change.
 
We need your ideas and your passion to create a day for all who yearn to breathe free, and for righteousness, justice, and equality. Please attend our Thursday, December 5th planning meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm, at 1401 21st Street, Suite 310, Sacramento.
 
It was Dr. King who said “When we remain silent to the things that matter, our lives begin to end.”
 
Thank you for your time and support at this short notice,
 
In Solidarity,
Brother Carter
Occupy Sacramento Urban Outreach Committee

916-275-8737
Wearethepeople13@yahoo.com


October 8, 2013
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Sacramento CA March Against Monsanto, World Food Day March – October 12th

Sacramento & Yolo County Organizers are in solidarity with the Millions Marching Against Monsanto Worldwide across 52 Countries demanding the Right to Know what we are feeding our children and ourselves.

We Demand Monsanto out of our Government! Appeal The Monsanto Protection Act, No Fascist Bans for States Labeling GMO Foods! Stop Privatization of life, End Terminator Seeds and SHUT DOWN MONSANTO!!


September 5, 2013
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ADMISSIONS DAY RALLY FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Join local activists as we gather to celebrate our victories, voice our opposition to oppression, and forge solidarity with each other!

We’re engaged in many different struggles, but we have common goals, common enemies, and common passion to fight for social and economic justice. Solidarity makes all of us stronger, louder, and harder to ignore.

September 9, Rally 11am–3pm, State Capitol (west side), followed by a protest and march against US military action in Syria at approximately 3pm.

The program includes:
•Speakers from indigenous rights groups, unions, Occupy, ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), IWW, homeless rights organizations, ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment), Western Center on Law and Poverty, and more
•Teach-ins on labor battles in California, the rise of corporate greed in politics, the battle for universal healthcare, and more.
•Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the music of Ayatollah, Marlynn Smith, Richard Taliaferro, and DJ Badass. Water provided.
•Learn about obtaining health care through the Affordable Care Act

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/418679704904690/


August 30, 2013
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Stand with the Walmart 60 in Sacramento – March to the Capitol!

September 5 @ 04:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Park, 910 I Street , Sacramento, California
Contact: Eric Henkel – 530-409-2318
 
Support Walmart strikers in Sacramento!
 
When Walmart workers came together to protest Walmart’s attempt to silence workers, Walmart responded by firing and disciplining more than 60 workers.
 
For more than a month, we’ve asked the members of Walmart’s Board of Directors to tell Walmart to reinstate the fired workers and remove the disciplinary actions, but they have remained silent. Now we need to prove to Walmart that its behavior won’t be tolerated.
 
Join us September 5th as we take things up a notch and call on Walmart to reinstate and remove disciplinary actions from the Walmart 60!


August 30, 2013
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Protests Against War in Syria

NO WAR ON SYRIA!
NO WAR BUILT on LIES!
NO U.S. EMPIRE!
 
Join ANSWER Coalition for a demonstration at the Sacto Federal Building, Friday, August 30, 5PM, corner of 5th and I Streets, downtown.
 
Washington is on the march toward yet another war of aggression in the Middle East! This time targeting Syria. In the event of U.S. military strikes against Syria, the ANSWER Coalition is calling on organizations and individuals to take to the streets in opposition to what would be a destructive and criminal war by the U.S. government.

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As the United States of America’s Military Industrial Complex gears up for the next chapter in their effort to attack yet another foreign country we the citizens say NO! March and rally with the world to denounce American Imperialism.
 
Join Occupy and other local activists for a protest at the Sacto Federal Building, Saturday, August 31, 11AM, corner of 5th and I Streets, downtown.

 
https://www.facebook.com/events/174658182719466/


July 12, 2013
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Divest from Israel’s occupation Boycott SodaStream, an illegal settlement product!

Join the national day of action, Tuesday, July 16, to:
• Demand that TIAA-CREF divest from Israel’s occupation of Palestine;
• Ask CalSTRS to use its influence to push TIAA-CREF;
•Tell Macy’s and other stores to stop selling SodaStream, which is made in an illegal Israeli settlement on land stolen from Palestinians.

TIAA-CREF, the mega-pension fund for many public employees and academics, is holding its annual meeting July 16 in Charlotte, N.C. But shareholders will not be voting on a resolution put forth by the national We Divest coalition asking the fund to end all investment in companies that “substantially contribute to or enable egregious violations of human rights, including companies whose business supports Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory.” TIAA-CREF rebuffed a petition submitted by hundreds of shareholders; and the federal Securities and Exchange Commission ignored established law to allow the fund to keep the resolution off its agenda.

Around the country, activists are protesting at TIAA-CREF offices or other sites. In Sacramento, we’ll deliver a letter to the State Teachers’ Retirement System, one of the nation’s largest pension funds in its own right, which offers TIAA-CREF to its members as an option for retirement savings. We’ll ask CalSTRS to pass the message on to TIAA-CREF that it shouldn’t invest in occupation and other human rights violations.

While we’re at it, we’ll remind CalSTRS that some of its members are asking it to take a look at its own stock and bond portfolios, and to divest from companies guilty of complicity in the same acts. See http://www.israeldivestmentcampaign.org/

11 a.m.: Meet at the Macy’s mall entrance on Level 1 of Downtown Plaza (extension of K Street), the women’s clothing store just west of 5th Street (not themen’s/furniture store at the east end of the mall). Parking is free for three hours below the mall with validation from any business. We’ll proceed past the SodaStream display in Macy’s and give the store manager a letter asking Macy’s to stop selling the tainted fizzy water gizmo. We will then proceed across the river to the CalSTRS building, a few blocks away at 100 Waterfront Place, West Sacramento.

Noon: Assemble in front of the CalSTRS entrance (river side, between E and F streets) for a news conference and to deliver a letter to the fund’s CEO.

4:30-6:00 p.m.: Boycott SodaStream bannering at 16th & J. (Part of the 18-month+ local effort to ask stores to stop selling SodaStream and educate the public bybannering and leafleting Macy’s, Target, Costco, Walmart, Kohl’s, Staples, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, JC Penney, Sears, Emigh Hardware and Williams Sonoma.

Sacramento Jewish Voice for Peace and other supporters of the We Divest campaign: sacramento@jewishvoiceforpeace.org