DEMANDS WORKING GROUP PANEL
Saturday, October 22, 2011
3:00 – 5:00 PM
New School | 66 W 12th St Rm 407 (4,5,6,N,Q,R,L)
Part of Day-long Teach-in sponsored by the New School Senate
What’s the story about the proposed Jobs for All Demand? And Demands in General?
The Demands Working Group of Occupy Wall Street unanimously endorsed and is circulating for discussion the following PROPOSED demand, which will be submitted to the General Assembly of OWS:
“Jobs for ALL – A Massive Public Works and Public Service Program
We demand a massive public works and public service program with direct government employment at prevailing (union) wages, paid for by taxing the rich and corporations, by immediately ending all of America’s wars, and by ending all aid to authoritarian regimes to create 25 million new jobs to:
-Expand education: cut class sizes and provide free university for all;
-Expand healthcare and provide free healthcare for all (single payer system);
-Build housing, guarantee decent housing for all;
-Expand mass transit, provided for free;
-Rebuild the infrastructure—bridges, flood control, roads;
-Research and implement clean energy alternatives; and
-Clean up the environment.
These jobs are to be open to all, regardless of documentation/immigration status or criminal record.”
Come to this open teach-in to learn about this demand, why we need demands (more than one), the role of demands in the Occupations movement. We urge all to join in the discussion and to prepare their comments and proposed amendments (friendly and unfriendly!) for the General Assembly.
THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL OWS DEMAND, BUT AN OPTION BEING PROPOSED BY ONE GROUP
For more information contact: DemandsOWS@gmail.com