EMERGENCY RALLY & PROTEST OF PR GOV. LUIS FORTUÑO
Wednesday, 23 March 2011

HEADS UP NEW YORK CITY: EMERGENCY RALLY!!!

WEDNESDAY 23rd
@ THE NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB -180 CENTRAL PK SOUTH (59th & 7th Ave), 4:30pm - 7:00pm

LONG BEFORE WISCONSIN’S RIGHT-WING REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR, SCOTT WALKER, THERE WAS LUIS FORTUÑO, THE RIGHT-WING, CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF THE U.S. COLONY OF PUERTO RICO WHERE OVER 50% OF ITS 4 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.

▬► UNDER HIS REIGN OF TERROR, FORTUÑO AND HIS PARTY-CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE AND COURTS HAVE/ARE:

• SYSTEMATICALLY ELIMINATED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS FOR WORKERS

• FIRED UP TO 30,000 PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS

• PRIVATIZED OR ATTEMPTED TO PRIVATIZE NUMEROUS PUBLIC AGENCIES AND SERVICES

• ATTEMPTED TO PRIVATIZE PUBLIC EDUCATION INCLUDING THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AND HAVE OUTLAWED THE INDEPENDENT TEACHER’S UNION

• IMPOSED A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP ON THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS STRUGGLING TO GAIN A HIGHER EDUCATION

• MILITARIZED PUBLIC COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND HAVE USED POLICE AND SHOCK TROOPS TO VIOLENTLY END PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS WHILE ALSO SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FEMALE STUDENTS

• BEEN CONDEMNED BY THE ACLU AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FOR REPEATEDLY VIOLATING THE HUMAN, CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS, STUDENTS AND JOURNALISTS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS

• PRIVATIZED HUGE SWATHS OF VALUABLE AND ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE PUBLIC LANDS AND SOLD THEM OFF TO PRIVATE DEVELOPERS

• IN THE WAKE OF THE JAPANESE NUCLEAR DISASTER, ARE ATTEMPTING TO BUILD AN EXPENSIVE, UNNECESSARY, AND EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS GAS PIPELINE THROUGH THE HEART OF THE ISLAND WHICH WILL DESTROY THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF SENSITIVE WOODLAND AND IMPERIL THE LIVES OF UNTOLD NUMBERS OF RESIDENTS ALONG THE PIPELINE

GOV. FORTUÑO HAS THE COMPLETE AND UNEQUIVOCAL SUPPORT OF THE TEA PARTY, THE CONSERVATIVE PAC (WHERE HE SPOKE RECENTLY) AND THE RACIST JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY (WHERE HE ALSO SPOKE). THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IN AN OP-ED HEADLINED “PUERTO RICO’S GOVERNOR CHANNELS RONALD REAGAN: MOVE OVER, NEW JERSEY GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE. YOU’VE GOT A TAX-CUTTING, PRO-GROWTH COMPETITOR WHO MAY BE EVEN BOLDER THAN YOU. HIS NAME IS LUIS FORTUÑO AND HE IS THE GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO, A PLACE THAT, IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, IS IN WORSE SHAPE THAN THE GARDEN STATE.”

LET’S SHOW FORTUÑO THAT WE ALL CONDEMN HIS ADMINISTRATION’S ATTACK ON THE GOOD PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO AND WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE IN ALL ITS FORMS!

- The New York Congress for Puerto Rican Rights

EMERGENCY RALLY

DATE: Wednesday, March 23 · 4:30pm - 7:00pm

LOCATION:
THE NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB
180 CENTRAL PARK SOUTH (59th St. & 7th Ave. - R train to 57th St)

NYC Chapter/ PO Box 1307 Madison Square Post Office
New York, NY 10159
Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~rmg36/NCPRR.html

(PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FAR AND WIDE)

Information source: Julissa Zoé Corporán

 
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