Occupy Eugene will be joining dozens of Occupations from around Oregon to rally in Salem for the opening of the 2012 legislative session on Wednesday, February 1, from 10am -5pm. Throughout the day there will be workshops, opportunities to coordinate & advocate for our causes and a GA to coordinate further actions for this session.
This new legislative session will last for 35 days with a focus on finding $3.6 Billion in budget cuts, the so-called “austerity budget.” We need to let our representatives know that we will not stand for draconian cuts to schools, social services, and other important budget items that directly effect our lives. We need to bring pressure on the legislature to let them know that we are watching them closely and that we intend to ensure that they produce a budget that is fair and humane.
Come join this action in Salem and stand in solidarity with dozens of other Occupations from all over the state! Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301. Bring your signs, ideas, affinity groups, causes and creative energy to help expose ALEC-initiated bills. Fight austerity on the working class and help take back control of our government! Car-pooling is encouraged!