SAVE THE AMERICAN DREAM.
This wasn’t just a New York City event, as all 50 states joined in, but being in NYC, it was a flagship event with national press coverage
In Lower Manhattan’s City Hall Park, MoveOn.org organized thousands of people and popular politians to rally in solidarity with Wisconsin and to support their efforts to save the rights and vital services for middle and low income workers.Â This ferment in the Midwest should not be a surpise to those who have read the history books.
Â Â THE WAR ON WOMEN
Â Save the American Dream moved over to join the ralley in progress at Foley Square.
But that was just in the morning! At 1pm most moved over to nearby Foley Square (in front of the Federal Building)Â to join thousands of others from the tri-state area in a rally to save basic health care and education services for millions of Americans, the majority of them low-income women, many of whom have nowhere else to turn for themselves and their children. Â Organized by a broad coalition of health groups and those concerned with woman’s rights, more than 40 speakers as well as celebrities and musical acts pressed on though the afternoon.
New York City Council passed, by a big majority, a bill sponsored by Councilwoman Jessica Lappin and Speaker Christine Quinn that will address the problem of crisis pregnancy centers that masquerade as licensed medical facilities.Â This will aid women Â in New York City and perhaps inspire other cities.
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