On July 1, SEIU Local 721 members will march alongside community leaders, taxpayers, city workers, and clergy to tell Mayor Garcetti and the LA City Council to stand up to Wall Street and recover the resources we need to save middle-class public sector jobs and restore vital neighborhood services. This action is part of a movement called Fix LA.
Last year, the city of Los Angeles paid Wall Street banks more than $300 million in fees at LA taxpayers’ expense. At the same time, the city spent only $163 million on the Bureau of Street Services. In addition, since the foreclosure crisis, LA taxpayers have spent $1 billion in city services, tending to tens of thousands of neglected, bank-owned properties that blight our communities.
That’s why community groups, taxpayers, city workers, and clergy are coming together on July 1 to tell Mayor Garcetti and the LA City Council to stand up to Wall Street and recover the resources we need for middle-class public sector jobs and to restore vital neighborhood services.
Join us to stop Wall Street rip-offs and hold LA City leaders accountable to Fix LA.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Time and Locations:
8:30 am–400 South Hope Street: Labor-Community march from Bunker Hill to City Hall
9:30 am–200 N. Main Street: City Hall rally and press event
In addition to regular street or lot parking around City Hall, there will also be parking available at the SEIU 721 office (1545 Wilshire Blvd). We will have vans to shuttle members between the 721 office and the event, from 8:30 am-noon.
Huffington Post: “New Report Reveals How Wall Street Impoverishes Los Angeles”
LA Times: “Blighted homes linger in LA, frustrating neighbors”