Hi Renae – We met earlier today at the Walmart action – I was the Walmart robot.
Here’s info about the downtown Brooklyn Chase teach-in & action that is part of Occupy Your Block (OWS Outreach Working Group). We are meeting at 81 Willoughby at 1:30pm for the walking tour and then going over to start a rally at the corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Ave, on the Chase side. Visuals are going to be people with signs, huge Past Due Notice bill to Chase for 5,000 jobs, Austin dressed as Mr. Moneybags (think monopoly guy).
Let me know if you are interested in recording. Should be fun. My cell is 786-499-1432
ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
GOOD JOBS NOT GIVEAWAYS
Tax breaks are breaking the 99%
12:30-1PM: TEACH-IN @ LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK)
ALIGN and Good Jobs NY will lead a conversation about the hundreds of little-known quasi-public, shadowy entities that regularly award tax breaks and other goodies to businesses that promise to create jobs or threaten to move to other states if they don’t get a deal. But New Yorkers are often not seeing the jobs – let alone good jobs!
1-1:30PM: Take the subway to downtown Brooklyn from Liberty Plaza. We’ll have a number of pre-paid Metrocards available.
1:30PM: WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN
Meet up at 81 Willoughby (N/R, A/C/F to Jay St-MetroTech)
Community members from FUREE will lead a short tour of Downtown Brooklyn’s publicly subsidized gentrification.
Approx 2PM: RALLY TO DEMAND SUBSIDIES DELIVER GOOD JOBS
Brooklyn headquarters of Chase at 3-4 MetroTech Center (Myrtle btwn Flatbush & Duffield).
Chase received a subsidy of $237 million from New York’s main job creation program to move 5,000 employees to MetroTech in 1988. Since then, Chase has made one of the largest series of layoffs in NYC history and has accepted tens of millions more subsidies from New Jersey to move jobs out of NYC. We’ll ask them them for our money back on a creative action you won’t want to miss!
It's time to ask JP Morgan CHASE for our money back!
This event is part of OWS Occupy Your Block