Economic Human Rights: May 2 day of action in Oakland, CA FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 12:03:50 -0700 (PDT)


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ECONOMIC HUMAN RIGHTS: THE TIME HAS COME!
Creating a Fairness Agenda For America
Come to the Ad Hoc Congressional Hearing

Show you Care!!
Saturday, May 2, 1998
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Edward R. Roybal Auditorium, Federal Building
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, Californai

Fifty years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights (UDHR), committing governments to provide  a standard of
living adequate for the health and well being of their citizens.

TODAY WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

Here in the richest country on Earth, we are not living up to this
commitment. Thirty million Americans are HUNGRY, five to seven million
Americans are HOMELESS. More than forty million Americans have NO HEALTH
INSURANCE. And the percentage of American children living in POVERTY is
22% - the highest of any industrialized country.

Food First is proud to unite with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
and the People for Bread, Work and Justice to organize a day of action on
May 2., 1998. The day will begin with marches organized by the People for
Bread, Work and Justice, which will join together for a rally at the
Oakland Federal Building at noon. At 1:30 pm, the ad hoc Congressional
hearing will begin which will address violations of basic economic human
rights in the U.S. After the hearing, the Congressional Progressive Caucus
will release its Fairness Agenda for America. Fairness Agenda for America
is a project of the IPS and the Progressive Challenge.

CALL 1-888-38-STAND UP TO LET YOUR SENATOR KNOW THAT YOU SUPPORT HUMAN
RIGHTS IN THE U.S. AND DEMAND THE RATIFICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL
COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS WHICH GUARANTEES EVERYONE
THE RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE STANDARD OF LIVING.
(Senate switchboard is only open from 9 am-5 pm est. Action time will
remain active from 4/23/98 to 5/1/98) Free Calls courtesy of Working
Assets Long Distance.

For more information please contact Food First at 510-654-4400.
Anuradha Mittal
Coordinator
FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) USA
Institute for Food and Development Policy - Food First
398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: (510) 654-4400  Fax: (510) 654-4551
http://www.foodfirst.org

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