March 1 Day of Action: Defend Education and Social Services

Workers Action

  Thursday, March 1, 2012

  4:00 – 6:00 pm

  San Francisco Civic Center

  (Polk Street and Grove Street)

Join us on March 1 Day of Action to demand that the California government:

Fully fund public education, which is a public good and is the cornerstone of a democratic society, a vibrant economy, and the social and intellectual development of every individual.

Fully fund social services, which to a large part provide a crucial safety net for the most vulnerable members of society and therefore serve as a measure of society’s moral standard.

Tax the rich, pass the Millionaires Tax, pass the Oil Tax to Fund Education, and reject regressive taxes.

In the state of California working people with the lowest income pay a higher rate (11%) of state and local taxes than the rich (8%).  This tax inequity has contributed to an 81 percent growth in the income of the wealthiest 1 percent of Californians between 1978 and 2008, while during the same period the income of the poorest 20 percent dropped by ll.5 percent.

We refuse to pay for the crisis created by the 1 percent.  If we make the rich and the corporations pay, we can fully fund public education and social services and reverse the budget cuts, tuition hikes, and attacks on jobs.  Join us in this peaceful demonstration.

Endorse our rally and mobilize your members to attend.  Send endorsements to:

Location:  San Francisco Civic Center (Polk and Grove)

Time:  4:00 – 6:00 pm

Partial List of Endorsers of March 1-5 Statewide Actions:
AFT Local 1078 (Berkeley Federation of Teachers)
AFT Local 1481 (Jefferson Union High School )
AFT Local 1493 (San Mateo Community College Teachers)
AFT Local 61 (San Francisco Federation of Teachers)
AFT Local 1603 (Peralta Federation of Teachers)
AFT Local 2121 (City College of San Francisco )
Alameda Labor Council Executive Board
Berkeley Faculty Association
California Faculty Association
(Cal State East Bay )
California Faculty Association
(San Francisco State University)
California Federation of Teachers
California Teacher’s Association
Chinese Progressive Association
Council of UC Faculty Associations
Davis Faculty Association
Faculty Association of CA Community Colleges (FACCC)
International Socialist Organization
Jobs with Justice
KPFA Radio

Labor for Peace and Justice
La Raza Centro Legal
Oakland Education Association
NYC All City Student Assembly
Occupy Bernal
Occupy Cal
Occupy Chico State
Occupy City College
Occupy Education Northern California
Occupy the Hood Oakland
Occupy Humboldt State
Occupy Oakland
Occupy Palo Alto
Occupy Redwood City
Occupy SF
Occupy SFSU
Occupy Stanford
Occupy UC Davis
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change SF Bay Area Chapter
Riverside Faculty Association
Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America
Sacramento Progressive Alliance
San Francisco Labor Council Executive Committee
San Francisco Occupy Solidarity Network
San Lorenzo Education Association
San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers
SEIU Local 1021
Socialist Organizer
Solidarity (East Bay chapter)
Students for a Democratic Society
UAW Local 2865 (Graduate Student Employees of University of California)
UC Santa Cruz General Assembly
United Educators of San Francisco
University of California at San Diego Faculty Association
UPTE (University Professional and Technical Employees) CWA 9119
Workers Action
Young Workers United