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Glens Falls & Corning Fairness Forums October 23
Labor, community, student & faith groups are working together to make economic fairness, jobs, poverty & income inequality key issues in this year’s elections — and on October 23 we’ll be in Glens Falls with Congressman Bill Owens and in Corning with U.S. House candidates Nate Shinagawa for real talk about the issues that voters care about most.
We’ve been holding town hall forums across the state to talk about how to move away from austerity & income inequality towards prosperity for all. Join hundreds of local activists, union members, students and people of faith to meet candidates for the U.S. House and State Senate and question them directly on the most important issues in this year’s elections.
Our roadmap for State policies: increase the minimum wage; end money-for-nothing economic development subsidies and wasteful corporate tax loopholes; utilize fair taxes and fair budgets to make investments in infrastructure & education that will create more good-paying jobs; strengthen the safety net, don’t cut it.
Our roadmap for Federal policies: pass the Buffett Rule and Obama’s balanced plan on taxes to make the 1% pay their fair share; protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid; stop the Ryan budget • Campaign finance reform and public financing of elections to make politicians work for the people, not their corporate sponsors.
Our elected officials must recognize that the path we’re on is not sustainable. Real reform means reducing inequality and rebuilding the middle class — it’s fiscally responsible to create higher and better standards for our public investments in growth and job creation.
For more information about our Glens Falls and Corning forums, give a buzz to our labor and community leaders in each area — join us in the effort to take our state in a different direction that’s more prosperous, more sustainable and more fair.
Glens Falls/Adirondacks * Tuesday, October 23, 2012 * 5PM – 6PM
PLUMBERS LOCAL 773
30 BLUEBIRD RD, SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY
CONTACT: Jackie Vanacore Capital District ALF 518-452-0404
Antonella Pechtel 1199SEIU 518-396-2341
Michael Kink Strong Economy For All Coalition 518-291-9690
Corning, NY — Southern Tier * Tuesday, October 23, 2012 * 6PM – 8PM
United Steelworkers Hall 100 Civic Center Plaza Corning, NY
CONTACT: Erin Moody, RGVALF 585-263-2650 * Mary Clark, Citizen Action 607-232-2084 * Mark Stadafore 1199SEIU 315-295-1839