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Announcement :: DNC : Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Get on the Buses for the Million Worker March!
23 Sep 2004
Danny Glover, actor:
"We must keep marching ... before the elections and after
the elections ... until we win justice for the homeless,
the unemployed and we bring the troops home now ... Come
out on Oct. 17th."
Danny Glover, actor:
"We must keep marching ... before the elections and after
the elections ... until we win justice for the homeless,
the unemployed and we bring the troops home now ... Come
out on Oct. 17th."

Dear Activists and Organizers,

OVER 1,000 SOLDIERS DEAD & COUNTING - TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
IRAQI'S DEAD - MANY MORE WOUNDED - THIS MUST END NOW!

On Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C., you will have a timely and
historic opportunity to unite the anti-war movement with an
unprecedented and vitally necessary mass march of working
people speaking for themselves. This is a rare opportunity
and the latest casualty numbers from Iraq show that it
could not come at a more critical time. We cannot and must
not rely on the elections in November to stop the war. We
must raise our voices loud--not after the elections--right
now.

Some of the strongest voices and most active groups in the
labor movement, together with the active support and
participation of organizations representing every
progressive movement and cause, will be "getting on the
bus" to D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 17, for the MILLION WORKER
MARCH.

What makes the Million Worker March unique is that the
event's principal organizers want to make the anti-war
movement's demand to "End the occupation of Iraq, and bring
the troops home now" central to the march's message and its
goals.

Working people are coming to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 17
because whether their concern is about jobs, decent wages,
layoffs, union busting, the battle to protect our pensions
and Social Security, or to make health care a universal
right instead of a privilege for the wealthy--with all we
face, we had better raise our own voices and act in our own
interests instead of relying on the next president, whoever
that will be. And the MWM will also be calling for the
troops to be brought home--not two, three or four years
from today, but NOW!

Why? Because it is working families who bear the burden.
It is their loved ones who are sent off to fight and die--
and it is workers' money that is stolen to pay for war and
occupation.

The call for a Million Worker March came from one of the
most well known labor organizations in the country, famous
for its long history of militancy, boldness and courage in
defense of working people-Local 10 of the International
Longshore Workers Union in San Francisco.

Over the past few months this call has rolled across the
country, picking up the support of scores of labor
unions, labor activists and leaders including:

The Coalition Of Black Trade Unionists; Bill Lucy,
secretary-treasurer, AFSCME; National Education
Association; American Postal Workers Union; Transportation
Workers Union Local 100 (NY); AFSCME District Council 1707
(NY); AFSCME District Council 37 (NY); 1199/SEIU Delegates
Assembly; South Carolina AFL-CIO; Farm Labor Organizing
Committee; AFSCME District Council 92 (MD); D.C. Labor
Against The War; Rev. Jesse Jackson; International ANSWER;
actor Danny Glover; American Indian Movement; ILWU Local
34;
Troy and Albany Labor Council (NY); United For Peace &
Justice;
National Immigration Solidarity Network; New York City
Labor
Against the War; Global Women's Strike; Teamsters Black
Caucus;
comedian Dick Gregory; Myra Shone and Ralph Schoenman,
Taking Aim, Pacifica; National Association of Letter
Carriers, Branch 3825; Howard Wallace, co-founder, Pride at
Work; Jim Houghton, Director, Harlem Fight Back; Justice 4
Homeless, SF; United Steel Workers of America Local 8751;
International Action Center; former U.S. Attorney General
Ramsey Clark; Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council; Howard
Zinn, historian; Noam Chomsky, linguist; AFSCME Local 95,
Local 205, Local 215,Local 389,Loca167,Local 1881, Local
1930; ILWU Entire West Coast division; CUE Local 3;
Chuck Turner, Boston City Council; Felix Arroyo, Boston
City Council; Greater Roxbury Workers Association; and
many more.

We urge you to work to make the Oct. 17 Million Worker
March in D.C. the next major event for the entire anti-war
movement. If we all rise to this challenge, we will put the
next president and Congress on notice that we will accept
no excuses for prolonging the occupation of Iraq and
wasting lives and precious resources that should go toward
satisfying people's needs like housing and schools.
Moreover, we will have helped to forge a critical alliance
between the grassroots of the labor movement and the anti-
war movement that would represent a whole new level of
unity, potential and power.

Does this sound like something worth working for? Does
this sound like something you've been waiting for? You can
help make it happen.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

DOWNLOAD ANTIWAR 4 Million Worker March Flyers From
http://www.answerboston.org or
http://antiwar4themillionworkermarch.org

ATTEND THE SEPT. 25 ORGANIZERS MEETING: 10:00am at USWA L.
8751 Boston School Bus Drivers & Monitors, 25 Colgate Rd.
Roslindale, MA. This meeting is open to all who want to
get involved in building this important demonstration.

BECOME AN ORGANIZING CENTER FOR OCT. 17: We are asking
anti-war activists and groups to set up local organizing
centers for the Million Worker March. Start meeting,
planning, and reserving buses to go to Washington.
Anti-war coalitions and groups need to let us know ASAP if
their group can be listed as an Oct.17. Organizing center,
in their locality or region.

GET BUSES: make a goal of organizing a bus/or buses from
your union, school, work place, churches, neighborhood,
organization or club.

RESERVE A SEAT ON THE BOSTON BUSES: Tickets are $50 + $5
suggested donation to help those who can't afford it.
Seats can be reserved/purchased at
http://www.answerboston.org.
Boston buses will depart from Roxbury Community College at
10:30pm, Saturday, Oct. 16 and return early Monday, Oct 18.

SEND A $$$ DONATION TO HELP PAY FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION: We
want to make sure that everyone who wants to come to
Washington on Oct. 17 can, regardless of whether they have
only a few dollars to give for a bus seat, or even nothing.
We want to, wherever possible, make transportation free to
young people, unemployed people, and others who are barely
getting by. Your generous contribution will go along way
towards helping this happen.

MAKE CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO: ANSWER Boston/Oct.17
Buses or make a donation on-line at
http://www.answerboston.org/donate/donate.html.
Tax Deductible donations over $50 can be made
payable to Peoples Rights Fund.

· ORGANIZATIONS, JOIN THE LIST OF ENDORSERS
· FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO FRIENDS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND ANYONE
ELSE WHO MIGHT WANT TO COME
· AND ORGANIZE OTHERS TO COME

GET ON THE BUS:

* TO BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!* FOR MONEY & FOR JOBS NOT
WAR!* FOR A LIVING WAGE!* AGAINST LAYOFFS, UNION BUSTING,
& FOR WORKERS' RIGHTS!* FOR THE RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANT
WORKERS!* BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE NEED JOBS NOT JAILS!* TO
END THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ!* TO DEFEND CIVIL RIGHTS! *
BECAUSE WORKING PEOPLE NEED TO SPEAK IN THEIR OWN VOICE!

In solidarity,

Steve Gillis, President, USWA L. 8751 Boston School Bus
Drivers & Monitors*

Ed Childs, Chief Shop Steward, Local 26 HERE-UNITE*

Rachel Nasca, AFSCME L. 3650, Harvard Univ.*

Chuck Turner, Boston City Council, District 7*

Felix Arroyo, Boston City Council, At-Large*

Dorothea Peacock, Women's Fightback Network

Josue Renaud, New England Human Rights Organization
for Haiti

Jorge Marin, Bolivarian Circle of Boston - Martin Luther
King Jr.*

Lyn Meza, Retired VP Local 201 IUE-CWA, Chelsea Uniting
Against the War*

Stephanie Nichols, Youth and Students for Million Worker
March

Angela and Francisco Rodriguez, Community Activists Against
Racial Profiling

Liza Green, Stonewall Warriors

* for ID purposes only
***********************************
LOCAL CONTACT:
A.N.S.W.E.R. Boston
(Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
284 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-6626
info (at) answerboston.org
http://www.answerboston.org

NATIONAL CONTACT:
AntiWar4theMillionWorkerMarch (at) action-mail.org
39 W. 14th Street, #206
NYC, NY 10011
212-633-6646
http://antiwar4themillionworkermarch.org
See also:
http://www.answerboston.org
http://www.antiwar4themillionworkermarch.org

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Re: Get on the Buses for the Million Worker March!
24 Sep 2004
I hear this march was sponsored by ANSWER.
Re: Get on the Buses for the Million Worker March!
24 Sep 2004
not only that, but ALL of the massachusetts contacts listed on the official mwm webpage are answer contacts.
Re: Get on the Buses for the Million Worker March!
24 Sep 2004
If it's sponsored by ANSWER, it's got to be AWESOME! RIGHT ON ANSWER DUDES! Anarchism is for morons.