WELFARE REFORM DEMO & CD Philadelphia March 3 11AM - KWRU FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 22:13:58 -0800 (PST)


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FWD  Reply To: "Kensington Welfare Rights Union" <kwru@libertynet.org>

MASSIVE WELFARE REFORM DEMONSTRATION
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

MEMORIAL PLANNED FOR THE THOUSANDS WHO WILL BECOME HOMELESS AND GO
HUNGRY BECAUSE OF WELFARE REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WHEN: March 3rd, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Philadelphia, PA, USA. Memorial begins at the State Office
Building, Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  March route will end at the
Liberty Bell, 5th and Market Streets.

BACKGROUND: On March 3 1999, hundreds of welfare recipients, religious
people, students, social workers, labor unionists and human rights
activists will participate in a funeral procession in Philadelphia to
dramatize the deadly impact of the dismantling of the safety net in the
United States. March 3 marks the date welfare recipients will start to
be cut off of public assistance in Pennsylvania. The funeral procession
through the streets of Center City Philadelphia will end at the Liberty
Bell, where a memorial service for the victims of welfare reform will be
held and where testimonies of economic human rights violations caused by
welfare reform across the country will read. The event will culminate in
massive civil disobedience.

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CONTACT INFO:

Kensington Welfare Rights Union
NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
PO Box 50678
Philadelphia, PA 19132-9720
215/203-1945
215/203-1950 FAX
email: kwru@libertynet.org
web: http://www.libertynet.org/kwru

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