Down to Kokomo
No, not off the Florida Keys. Kokomo, Indiana!
April 7th, 8th & 9th 2006
Quality Inn (Located On US 31)
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
Meeting Introductions 7:ooPM Friday
Saturday & Sunday Begin With Registration At 8:00AM
Working people are under attack as never before. The institutions on which workers have depended–the Democratic Party and the unions have utterly failed to defend us. Democratic as well as Republican politicians support the war in Iraq, the Patriot Act, savage cuts in social programs, outsourcing jobs, attacking public education,Remember, first they came for the air traffic controllers, then they came for . . .
rewriting bankruptcy laws to benefit credit card companies. Union officials work with corporations to cut wages, rob retirees of their pensions, impose wage tiers, cut health care. They replace worker solidarity with worker-against-worker Company Teams. They support the war-makers in DC.
Meanwhile most working people, blue-collar and white-collar, employed and unemployed, remain unorganized and largely defenseless.
The politicians and the unions are part of the problem. We cannot rely on them and we cannot change them. We have to go around them, to create institutions that we control to fight for the values, the livelihoods, the future of working people.
SOLIDARITY NOW is a new organization formed in Peoria, IL in 2005. Our goals are to rebuild the culture of mutual support that is natural to working people, to fight for the goals of working people, and to build a movement for democratic revolution.
If you are an auto worker, a teacher, a nurse, a student, a professor, work in an office or school or hospital or university, are employed or unemployed, working or retired, we invite you to join Solidarity Now and to join us in Kokomo for our National Meeting.
To be assured of a room, please make your reservations now at the Quality Inn, Kokomo, IN (765-459-8001). Tell them you are with Solidarity Now. Rooms are $58 per night, single or double, breakfast included. Please let Tino Scalici (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dave Stratman (email@example.com) know if you would like to join Solidarity Now or if you plan to attend the meeting.
(For more info on Solidarity Now, please see our web site at http://www.solidaritynow.com.)
Sooner or later, they'll be coming for you.