Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

February 28, 2009

Panel tonight: STOP THE BUDGET CUTS!

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 3:50 am
The NYC ISO is hosting this great panel tonight. As always, contact us at columbia.iso@gmail.com if you’re like to take the train down with us!
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STOP THE BUDGET CUTS!

Speakers
Marvin Holland: TWU 100*, founder of “Take Back Our Union” movement
Ajamu Sankofa: Private Health Insurance Must Go Coalition*
Doug Singsen: CUNY Student Union*
Kit Wainer: UFT*, Teachers for a Just Contract*

Moderator
Megan Behrent: UFT*, Teachers for a Just Contract*

Saturday, Feb. 28th 5:30pm
Local 802 Union Hall
322 W 48th St., between 8th and 9th Avenues

You’ve heard it before: Tough times are ahead, so as much as it hurts, we’re all going to have to make do with less. Major cuts will have to be made to programs and services that were already underfunded to begin with.

President Obama has proposed $3.4 billion in aid to NY for education and Medicaid, but this will only soften the blow. It won’t stop the cuts (it won’t even affect areas outside of healthcare and education—like the proposed MTA fare hike, for instance). But in a city like ours—the financial center of the United States—it’s painfully obvious that not everyone is tightening their belts. When their stock-market gambling habit nearly left the economy in total collapse, the same politicians who said we need to do with less rushed to pass legislation giving Wall Street a $700 billion handout—no strings attached. Where’s the bailout for us? We should demand NO CUTS!

Join us for a discussion about how these budget cuts are impacting working people, and how we can turn the anger against the Paterson-Bloomberg cuts into action.

*Speakers will not necessarily appear as official representatives

Sponsored by: (List in formation) CUNY Graduate Center Student Union, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), Independent Community of Educators, International Socialist Organization, New York Collective of Radical Educators, Solidarity, Take Back Our Union Movement, Teachers for a Just Contract, Teachers Unite

For more info or to endorse, call 646-452-8662 or email nyciso@gmail.com

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