CVH Joins May 12 Coalition for Teach-in and March on Wall Street

Low-Income Families Oppose City Budget Cuts, Demand Big Banks and Millionaires to Pay Their Fair Share

NEW YORK, NY (05/11/2011)(readMedia)-- On Thursday, May 12th at 4:00 pm, Community Voices Heard members will join the May 12 Coalition, a massive alliance of community, labor, and progressive organizations, in a march on Wall Street to protest harmful budget cuts to services that millions of New Yorkers rely on. Many thousands of low-income, working people, students, seniors and community activists will gather to send Mayor Bloomberg a clear message: "No More Cuts - It's Time for Big Banks and Millionaires to Pay Their Fair Share!"

"I've had enough!," said Community Voices Heard Board Member and public housing resident Agnes Rivera. "Government needs to stop balancing the budget on the backs of the poor! First at the state level; now at the city level. Bloomberg is proposing ripping apart our safety net at a time when it needs to be expanded. Meanwhile, money remains in the pockets of those who made our economy collapse in the first place...the big banks and Wall Street. This is a revenue crisis and it's time they pay up!"

Participants will convene at 4:00 pm for orientation at a public assembly sites throughout the Wall Street area, each addressing a different theme about the impact of the cuts: human services, housing, jobs, education, children/youth, peace and more. The groups will then march to the Financial District, followed by the city's largest teach-in to educate Wall Street and all New Yorkers on what it will take to rebuild our economy. A closing assembly at 6:00 pm will cover next steps to ensure that Mayor Bloomberg makes a commitment to a strong and fair economy for all.

WHAT: March to Wall Street and Teach-Ins

WHERE: Starting Location for Human Services: 20 Fulton Street - South Street Seaport

WHEN: Thursday, May 12th @ 4:00pm

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