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Tue, Sept 17: Join march for Robin Hood Tax


Join Robin in NYC for the upcoming action:

New York Deserves Better!

Rally and march in NYC on Sept. 17 at 5pm.

rally and march in NYC Sept 17

Assemble at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, United Nations (2nd Ave. & 47th St.)
Global connections to local austerity
March to JP Morgan Chase headquarters (Park Ave. & E. 48th St.)
Largest US bank needs to pay back Main Street
March to Metropolitan Transit Authority HQ (Madison Ave. between 44th and 45th Streets)
Demand full funding of mass transit and justice for transit workers
March to Bryant Park/ SUNY Chancelor's office (5th Ave. and 42nd Street)
Demand SUNY keep our hospitals open
Rally at Bryant Park 
Performance by Sweet Honey In The Rock®, a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture.sweet honey in the rock to play at rally on sept.17 in NYC
On the eve of Occupy Wall Street's 2nd anniversary, New York youth face increasing student debt and unemployment; public hospitals are shutting down, leaving patients in jeopardy; people living with HIV/AIDS are losing housing services; and NYC transit riders are suffering crippling MTA service cuts and route closures. NYC is losing its heart. All in the name of austerity-induced budget cuts. 
On September 17 the UN General Assembly will convene to discuss agreed upon international anti-poverty and public health goals to be achieved by 2015. None of the goals will be met without a total reversal of global austerity measures.
Against the backdrop of the UN and the OWS anniversary, labor and community activists will rally to demand an end to austerity and full funding of human needs — locally and globally.
The answer to how we pay for it all? The Robin Hood Tax. A tiny tax on Wall Street and its counterparts around the world is the antidote to needless suffering caused by austerity.

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), Vocal-NY, Health GAP, National Nurses United, Amalgamated Transit Union, Transport Workers Union Local 100, New York Professional Nurses Union, ACT UP New York, ACT UP Philadelphia, National People's Action, NYC Chapter of U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), Progressive Democrats of America, Left Labor Project, CREDO, African Services Committee, Student Global AIDS Campaign, Healthcare for the 99%, Healthcare-NOW! NYC, Occu-Evolve, Occupy Sandy, OWS Alternative Banking, Physicians for a National Health Program-New York Metro Chapter, S17 Planning Assembly, UNITE HERE Local 100, Friends of the Earth U.S, UAW Region 9A New York, New York Harm Reduction Educators, NYCLCLAA, Communications Workers of America Local 1180, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, Right to the City, Food and Water Watch, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802— List in formation