Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fwd: People Hit the Streets to Say "No" to the Bankers' Coup d'Etat

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Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 4:48 PM
Subject: People Hit the Streets to Say "No" to the Bankers' Coup d'Etat

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Demonstrations scheduled for 150 cities throughout the United States

When more than 1,000 workers demonstrated on Wall Street, volunteers were there with signs and flyers. The ANSWER Coalition is organizing, joining and urging all of its members and supporters to participate in demonstrations that are taking place throughout the country.

Labor unions, community organizations, student groups, peace organizations and thousands of other unaffiliated individuals are taking part in demonstrations all around the country to say "No to the Bailout Legislation." signs and leaflets were distributed on Wall Street today in a demonstration of more than 1,000 workers organized by the New York Central Labor Council.

The ANSWER Coalition encourages everyone to tell all of their friends to send a letter to elected officials through today! Download and print flyers to distribute in your community and at protests in your area opposing the bailout:

Printing leaflets, flyers, posters and banners on an emergency basis costs money. If you would like to make an urgently needed donation, you can do so by clicking this link:

The grassroots movement of resistance to the Grand Theft Bailout is sweeping the country. More than 130,000 letters have been sent through the website to members of Congress telling them to vote "no" to the bailout legislation.

The bailout package takes our money and gives it to the same bankers and executives who drove the economy into the ground. The pay for chief executives of large U.S. companies is now at 275 times that of the average worker's salary in 2007. It was 25 times greater in 1965. The same bankers who will be given our hard-earned tax dollars refuse to support even the bailout of their own institutions if their obscene salaries are even slightly compromised.

Bush and top leaders of the Republican and Democratic Party are poised to sign this legislation. The so-called concessions by Bush and the bankers are basically a fiction. This is the biggest power grab in U.S. history. It is also one of the biggest transfers of wealth from working families to the ultra-rich in the history of the United States.

If you would like to make an urgently needed donation, you can do so by clicking this link:

A VoteNoBailout To-Do List:

1) Download and distribute a VoteNoBailout flyer

2) Send a letter to Congress

3) Tell a friend about VoteNoBailout

4) Put this button on your site or blog


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