Monday, March 28, 2011

[olympiaworkers] Spread it all over! April 5 Mass Actioin at the Capital!

The March for a Fair Budget and the Coalition's Capital Action Festival is on
Tuesday April 5th. March begins 10AM at Rafah Mural at State and Capital Way.
Music starts at noon on Capital steps. Jim Page, the famous folk singer from
Seattle, Danny Kelly our local legendary troubadour, the Citizens Band together
again, hiphop by Thought Crime Collective, more love from Collective Love
Unlimited and fun covers from the Olympia Free Choir. Also political theater!
The Backbone's Wheel of Fortune or Misfortune will let you choose how we spend
our taxes and your attendance is required to stop the theatrical marriage
ceremony of the corporation and government. Throughout all of this will be
short speeches by real people not politicians or pundits on how we can take our
government back!

The gloves are off. Don't let the music and fun fool you. We mean serious
business and we want you to come and participate in actions that we hope will
begin the long struggle towards a better future for us and our children. Like
Wisconsin our state is changing and who comes out on top is either the
corporations or the people. We say the people lead and the leaders follow! We
need people on the steps and engaged and to keep coming back over and over
again! That is how our democracy will regain it's vibrancy!

All this is part of a week of action APRIL 2-8. Mark your calendars for these
events and make plans to join us as we demand that the bankers and billionaires
-- and their politician handmaidens in government -- stop the attacks on
working people and that they share in the sacrifice as our nation struggles to
recover from the economic havoc their greed and malfeasance has caused.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 -- 2 p.m. at Peace Arch Park in Blaine -- This International
Solidarity Event will bring together unionists, students, activists from
Canada, Washington and Oregon to extend hands across the border in solidarity
with all workers. This event will be co-sponsored by the British Columbia
Federation of Labour; the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and the
Oregon AFL-CIO. Please email Lori Province from the WSLC about mobilization

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 -- 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle -- Join IATSE
Local 15 for Solidarity Night at "Billy Elliott: The Musical." Living in a coal
mining town in Northern England, young Billy Elliot doesn't take to boxing
lessons and is instead drawn to ballet. His father and brother, striking
miners, struggle to understand and support his passion for dance. This is a
Union production. Actors are members of Actors Equity; stagehands, IATSE Local
15; hair and makeup, IATSE Local 488; and wardrobe, IATSE Local 887; and
musicians, AFM 76-493 and other locals. No-host bar begins at 5:30 p.m. and the
show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $26.30 to $56.90. For tickets or
information, contact IATSE Local 15 at 206-441-1515 ext. 225 or Tickets at these group rates are limited, so please get in
touch now!

MONDAY, APRIL 4 -- 5:30 - 7 p.m. at MLK Memorial Park in Seattle -- The Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. in
Memphis, Tenn., where he was standing with sanitation workers demanding their
dream of a better life. Today, the right to bargain collectively for a voice at
work and a middle-class life are under attack as never before. Join in this
National Call to Action on April 4 and stand with other civil and human rights
activists, union members and supporters, Latinos, Asians and immigrants,
religious supporters, environmental, student and women's groups against a
political agenda that is attacking working families, their human rights and
their dignity. This event, sponsored by the Communications Workers of America,
will be at 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Seattle.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH – March begins 10 am at the Olympia/Rafah Solidarity Mural
at State Avenue and Capital Way. Then on the Capital Steps:
11:45-12: Speaker
12-12:30 Danny Kelly
12:30-1 Speaker
1-1:30 Collective Love Unlimited
1:30-1:45 Wheel of Fortune
1:45-2:30 Jim Page
2:30-3 Marriage Ceremony between Corporations and Government
3-3:45 Citizens Band
3:45-4 Open Mic
4-4:30 Thought Crime COLLECTIVE
4:30-5 Speakers
5-6 Olympia Free Choir
6-7 March around the capital campus!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 -- Noon at the Capitol (exact location TBA) -- Washington
Community Action Network will bring hundreds of community activists and
students to Olympia in an attempt to find the sacrifices that the Legislature
will make the bankers and billionaires pay to get us out of the economic

THURSDAY, APRIL 7 -- Time/precise location TBA -- Health care unions, led by
SEIU District 1199NW, will mobilize health care workers in Olympia to demand
that the Legislature fix the deficit problems and to look into the faces of the

FRIDAY, APRIL 8 -- Noon at the Capitol Steps -- This is the big one: a major
Labor Rally at the Capitol in Olympia. Washington's working families are tired
of being blamed and punished for the damage done by Wall Street banks and
corporations. Join thousands of public- and private-sector workers from all
trades as we stand together as one and demand that lawmakers PUT PEOPLE FIRST!
We want good jobs, we want our rights, and we want them NOW!

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