By Michael Menser
August 1st, 2013
What a great march! A couple hundred people showed up at South Ferry–from tenants fighting incredibly unfair rent hikes to day laborers who cleaned up flooded basements in unsafe conditions and were never paid for their work; from homeowners to public housing residents, construction workers to students, environmental artists and democracy advocates all concerned about the future of NYC and its people. And wondering about all that money coming in! Just a few of the org’s who walked from South ferry to Zucotti park for a teach in to City hall for the press conference:
350.org, ALIGN, Arts & Democracy, CVH, El Centro del Inmigrante, Faith in NY, Good Jobs NY, Greater NY Labor-Religion Coalition, Hunger Action Network, LiUNA Local 10 and 78, NDLON, NYCC, NYSNA, Occupy Sandy, Participatory Budgeting Project, Physicians for a National Health Program – NY Metro, Red Hook Initiative, SEIU 32BJ, Solidarity NYC, VOCAL, and the Workers Justice Project.
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