Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the National Day of Action that calls on members of Congress to lead the fight against those blocking good jobs and a real recovery and demands that our safety net programs be protected from any cuts. Local activists from Portland Jobs with Justice will be the guests.
On September 15th, Portland Jobs with Justice activists will join thousands across the country to declare a national jobs emergency and to demand that Congress recognize the emergency by fixing the jobs deficit now. Portland Jobs with Justice activists will also demand that cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits suggested in connection with President Obama’s deficit commission be rejected. Petitions with over 1000 signatures will be delivered to members of Congress. Activists will meet at 4:15 at NE 6th and Holladay, march at 4:30. At 5:15, a rally with speakers, chants, and street theater will happen at 911 NE 11th.