Friday, November 12, 2010

Stand with us Saturday, Nov 20

Stand with Us
Saturday, November 20th!

Thanksgiving 2010:
No Feast for the Unemployed.

Please join the 99ers, other members of the unemployed, their friends, family and supporters, in recreating a 1930's "breadline" on Saturday, November 20th. We need to bring home the fact that the unemployed have been jobless and without benefits for far too long – and are starving.

We will be lining up in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, at 33 Liberty Street, in Manhattan, beginning at 11:30am. Please wear black or dark clothes. Hats, flat caps, scarves and shawls are fine, but no white or bright colors. This is to be a somber event. We will recreate the image from the Great Depression – because we believe this is the Great Depression II, not the Great Recession! Congress and the country have ignored us for too long. On the Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday we will be invisible no more!

The media will be in attendance. We need to have as many people in the line as we can get, so please reach out to your friends, family, neighbors, and members of your house of worship, to join you. We will be picking up stale loaves, as props, during the week before the event. However, if you can get loaves from stores and bakeries that discard them at closing, each night, please bring them.

Directions: 5, J, A, C, 2, 3 to Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau.
Please check with the MTA for any service disruptions on the weekend.
To join our breadline, contact: Sam or Kian at
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  1. Any way we can get something going like this across the country? Any suggestions?

  2. I agree, we really to to start organizing this across the country.

  3. I think if you sign up here (link at top) and give them that message, they will respond.

  4. This is a good idea, but would be more effective if done in D.C., as close to the Senate as possible, where the Tier V bill sits in limbo. Free buses to D.C might help.

  5. Sounds great and I'll be there.
    But why is this at the Federal Reserve? It is a no man's land on the weekend. Is there a chance of moving it to Penn Station or Grand Central, so we can get some reaction from the public and press?

  6. Don't know why Breadline being held at Federal Reserve but the media will be there taking picures. Its the visual impact that will be distributed throughout the country.
    No reason why we can't do another one at another location after this one. The more people who stand with us the stronger the effect. Contact Kian or Sam-we want an event every day.

  7. PLEASE, people, turn out for this. If I lived there, I'd be there. I see so many people kvetch about what's going on every single day, but yet do NOTHING like physically just show up for this. Put some dark clothes on and bring your loaf of bread. The leaders of this can't do it alone. They need everyone's support (and that doesn't just mean you cheer them on while you sit in your house).

    This is an excellent idea. I hope it gets massive support FROM US.

  8. Just heard about this, but we're mobilizing our local Standing on the Side of Love folks & other allied groups to stand in solidarity here in PHX.

  9. I agree any way to get this across country? I would like t be there but live in MO.

  10. Again....across country voting= yes.
    Around Christmas, if not Christmas....would be a grand statement...and at that for sure!