Are You:

Are you tired of ..........

· Feeling like no one is fighting for working people?

· Ceos taking all our money?

· Corporations shipping our jobs out of the country?

· Companies escaping THEIR tax burden?

· Having no health care?

· Health care costs killing you?

· Making an economic decision to not utilize your Health Care?

· Having no retirement?

· Big business getting so big it seems to control everything?

· Gas prices with record profits for oil companies?

· Your hard work being exploited by a company?

· The banks exploiting the average hard working American?

· Being afraid to ask for a raise?

· The cost of living rising faster than your wages?

· Being laid off?

· Being over qualified for your job because you can't find a better paying one?

· Living pay check to pay check?

· Working in fear?



Monday, July 18, 2011

SDS: Students and Youth March to Save Our Schools! July 28-31, Washington D.C.

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is calling on SDS members, students, and youth to travel to Washington D.C. on July 28-31st to participate in the conference and march to Save Our Schools organized and endorsed by a diverse & growing group of organizations (www.saveourschoolsmarch.org).


Why We Are Marching

Students for a Democratic Society has been fighting back against cuts to education for years, leading struggles on campuses across the country. We believe education is a right, not a privilege. We believe that students should not have to suffer fee and tuition hikes so that top administrators can maintain their six-figure salaries. We believe faculty and campus workers should not be subject to mandatory furloughs to maintain wasteful and unbalanced budgets. We believe that ethnic, women's and LGBTQ programs are NOT expendable. We say, "chop from the top!", that cuts should be made to top administrators with bloated salaries. We want student, worker, and faculty control over the university; the Board of Regents should not be in control of our futures and lives. We will not stand by and do nothing while the quality of and access to education is diminished, while our schools are privatized, and while K-12 public schools face similar attacks.

SDS Presence at the Conference and March

SDS will be leading TWO workshops at the conference in the morning of Friday, July 29th : 1.) "The Attacks on Anti War Activists and New McCarthyism" from 10:30am-11:30am and Workshop 2: "Unification of Students, Workers, and National Movements" from 11:30am-12:30pm. Please join us for these workshops at the American University in Washington, D.C. - rooms TBD. We will also have an SDS speaker at the march on Saturday, speaking on behalf and to the position of national SDS.
If you are looking for a ride with a SDS chapter in your area, or if you have space in your car, leave a comment on this article and let folks know, or email students4democraticsociety@gmail.com for more information about how to meet up with SDSers in D.C. See you in the streets!

11 comments:

  1. It is wonderful and amazing to witness students hitting the streets to demonstrate against so many of the elements that are wrong in society today, especially subjects that negatively affect the working man, the family, and our future. Overcoming fear, joining together, and making change to improve the quality of life, oh wait, isn't that what organizing is? Mobilizing our members to do exactly that is all we have to do in order to innovate change. So why haven't we? Or, should I say, why aren't we? Conformity...I wonder who's philosophy it was to scare the shit out of everyone to conform in order to maintain control. Control of what? The last time I checked, you achieve nothing unless your control leads everyone to prosperity.

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