May 13, 2012
Time to Give Corbett a Little Special Philly Love
He'll Be Here Tuesday, Come by to say Hello
Let's get right to the basics:
What: Human Red Carpet to UNwelcome Governor Corbett to Philadelphia
Who: Hundreds of Philadelphians and a broad, growing number of community, faith and labor groups, including: ACTION United; Decarcerate PA; Fight for Philly; Juntos; MoveOn; Neighborhood Networks; Occupy Philly; One Voice; PA Cares for All; ; Philadelphia Unemployment Project; SEIU 32BJ; SEIU 668; SEIU Healthcare PA; SEIU Pennsylvania Joint Board; Teacher Action Group, OneVoice, Coalition Allied for Public Schools, Youth Arts Self-Empowerment Project (YASP)
When: 4pm on Tuesday, May 15
Where: Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Please join the hundreds of Philadelphians who will "greet" Governor Tom Corbett as he makes a rare visit to the city for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Conversation with the Governor on Tuesday, May 15.
Activists will demonstrate how Tom Corbett, the Chamber of Commerce and the 1% are walking all over Philadelphia’s working and middle class. Local community members will roll out the red carpet to UNwelcome the Governor and others who are supporting a state budget that slashes funding for education, public transportation and vital healthcare services
Many of the Chamber of Commerce’s members take advantage of corporate tax cuts and loopholes that cost the state more than $1 billion in revenue yearly. For example, Comcast, a sponsor of the event, utilizes accounting tricks which alone costs Pennsylvania taxpayers more than $500 million.
Corporations in Philadelphia like Comcast are making millions off the 99% and profiting from our communities' loss. Governor Corbett continuously chooses to protect tax loopholes and breaks that favor the 1%.
As the June 30 state budget deadline looms, and Philadelphians have been told to accept a reality which includes closing forty public schools, slashing thousands of good jobs and depleting cash assistance, more and more people are demanding that the Governor stop putting big corporations and the super-rich ahead of our families and communities. The movement against Gov. Corbett’s cuts is growing statewide. Hundreds of Pennsylvanians, citing his proposed cuts to public schools and arts education, have expressed outraged at his “lifetime achievement award” from the Pittsburgh Opera. Voters throughout the state are continually going to Harrisburg to voice their opposition to his budget which cuts vital services to Pennsylvania families while protecting corporate tax dodgers.
Have YOU had enough? Want the Guv to know how UNwelcome he is in the City he's doing everything he can to destroy? Then join us on Tuesday to make sure the Guv leaves town with memories to last for all of his one short term in office....
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