CFL News
May 02, 2012

Working people rally for the 99 percent

A coalition of labor, community and other groups will rally in Chicago to call for an end to austerity measures and a tax on Wall Street to fix the economy

On Thursday, May 18, working people and community activists will march in Chicago to send a message to the world's leaders during the G8 Summit in the U.S. to make Wall Street and the banks pay to heal the U.S. and global economy and make a new world possible.

“Bailouts and bonuses for the banks, austerity for the rest of us, that’s been the prescription of the 1 percent and far too many among the G-8. No wonder they have run off to seclusion at Camp David,” said Karen Higgins, RN, co-president of National Nurses United, which is sponsoring the May 18 action.

Renown musician Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman, will join the festivities, performing at Daley Plaza at the 12:00pm rally.

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For more information, visit the National Nurses United website