Thousands of people are gathered in Lower Manhattan as part of Occupy Wall Street, an exciting protest against the growing income divide and widespread unemployment in our country, along with the excessive influence of large corporations and big banks over our democracy.
On October 5th, thousands of New Yorkers from community organizations, human services providers and labor unions will be marching from City Hall to Wall Street to show our support. We share their message that shared sacrifice means asking Wall Street and the wealthiest New Yorkers to pay their fair share, not cutting services for the most vulnerable.
WHAT: Community and labor march to Occupy Wall Street
WHEN: Wednesday, 10/5 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: City Hall Park (meet at the fountain) and ending at Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza
GETTING THERE: Take the 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall or the R, W to City Hall.
RSVP on the event page through the Beyond May 12th coalition.
We keep being told that funding for HIV/AIDS housing and other services must be cutback or eliminated because there simply isn’t the money anymore. At the same time, research is showing that the HIV/AIDS epidemic and health disparities are driven by poverty and homelessness, which require more investment, not less.
The reality is that it doesn’t take a lot to ensure all people living with HIV/AIDS have decent, safe and affordable housing, or guarantee that other New Yorkers have their basic needs met, as long as we insist the wealthiest pay their fair share.
Watch VOCAL-NY members Felix Rivera-Pitre and Elizabeth Owens explain why they’re marching on Wednesday below.