MARCH FOR JOBS & TENT CITY LOGISTICS
March for Jobs - September 20
Tent City - September 20-25
Getting to Pittsburgh
Transportation Organizing Centers
Bail Out People Movement/
Ad Hoc National Network to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions
55 West 17th St., Solidarity Center #5C, New York, NY, 10011
(Between 5th and 6th Ave)
Office Hours: M-F, 1-8 pm; Sat, 11 am - 5 pm
From New York City - buses depart at 11 pm Saturday night (September 19). Tickets are $60 round trip ($30 for fixed income). Stop by the Solidarity Center, 55 W. 17th St. 5th Floor to purchase tickets today.
Bail Out the People Movement (323) 306-6240
5274 w Pico Blvd,
Los angeles, CA 90019
Bus will leave on the morning of September 17 - time and more details TBA
Rides available from Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Contact BailOutPeopleNC@gmail.com or call 919-794-1429
We have three caravan options:
1- Go up just for the September 20 March for Jobs, this caravan would leave on Saturday, September 19 and come back the night of the 20th, so people would not have to miss work/school on Monday.
2- Go up just for the dates of G-20, September 24-25. This group would tentatively leave the evening of Wednesday, September 23, and return Saturday Sept 26
3- Go up for the entire week, from the 20-25. leave with Jobs March caravan on night of Sat. Sept 19 and return on Sat. Sept 26
Get on the bus with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and MECAWI (Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice). Departure time TBA; cost roundtrip is $35. People can call 313-680-5508 for more info or visit www.mecawi.org or www.moratorium-mi.org.
Boston / Western Mass
Bail Out the People Movement Boston / Western Mass IAC/TONC
c/o Action Center
284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Meetings Tuesdays 6:30 pm
From Boston, Buses depart 9 pm Saturday Sept 19th from Roxbury Community College Parking lot. Bus will pick up passengers in Springfield. Tickets are $60 round trip, with $5 donation requested for transportation subsidy fund.
Reserve your seat online at bopm-boston.blogspot.com
The Rhode Island Unemployed Council is organizing a bus which will depart Providence Saturday evening Sept 19
Contact: Bill Bateman
Our next mtg. is Tue. 9/15, 5:30 PM, MLK branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd. in Cleveland. We are going to have a bus going on Sunday 9/20 going to the JOBS march. It is $20 more if you can less if you can't. Gather at the May Dugan Center, 4115 Bridge Ave., at 9:30 AM., returning to Cleveland around 10:00 PM. For more info. call 216-531-4004 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver, British Colombia
Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO)
Contact: Janine Solanki; Alison Bodine
PO Box 21607; Vancouver, British Columbia V5L-5G3
G20 Actions: There will be a group flying into Pittsburgh. Call for information.
Driving to Pittsburgh
Highways to Pittsburgh
From the North and South, Pittsburgh is easily accessed via I-79. Coming from the North you will exit I-79 onto I-279 at a point just south of Wexford, PA. This road is officially named the Raymond P. Shafer highway, but you will hear locals refer to it as the Parkway North. Coming from the south on I-79, you will also exit onto I-279, aka US 22/30, Penn Lincoln Highway, and the Parkway West (there is no Parkway South). From here you can also connect with Route 60 to the airport.
The main access to Pittsburgh from the East/West is via the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76. There are four Pittsburgh exits: Exit 28 in Cranberry (Route 19, Perry Highway), Exit 39 in Gibsonia (Route 8, Butler Valley), Exit 48 in Harmarville (Allegheny Valley) and Exit 57 in Monroeville (best access to Pittsburgh). Coming from the East you will exit the PA Turnpike in Monroeville (Exit 57) to connect to the Parkway East (also known as I-376, US 22/30 and the Penn Lincoln Parkway). Coming from the Northwest (Cleveland) you exit at Route 19 (Exit 28) and follow Route 19 (Perry Highway) to I-79S. Interstates 70 and 68, which both connect to I-79 south of Pittsburgh, also provide access from the East/West.
Bus Service to Pittsburgh
There is a Greyhound Bus Terminal located in downtown Pittsburgh at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Grant Street., just a few blocks from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. A second bus terminal is located in Monroeville at 220 Mall Circle Drive, near the Monroeville Mall. They also provided limited service to/from a bus stop at the Pittsburgh Airport.
Pittsburgh's Amtrak train station is located right across from the Greyhound bus terminal, just east of Grant Street on Liberty Avenue, in the basement of the Pennsylvanian. Two Amtrak passenger routes service Pittsburgh daily: the Capitol Limited (Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago) and the Pennsylvanian (Pittsburgh to New York City). Pittsburgh has access to the full Amtrak system, but some destinations may require a bus/train combination.
Getting Around Pittsburgh
Getting Around Town
Downtown Pittsburgh occupies a compact 50-acre area bordered by Grant Street to the east, Penn Avenue to the north and the Boulevard of the Allies to the south. Outside of downtown, public transportation links the outlying city neighborhoods and suburbs.
- Map of Downtown Pittsburgh
- Interactive Map of Pittsburgh HERE.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County has more than 875 buses, 83 light rail vehicles and the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines to help you get around Pittsburgh
- Subway - The 'T' - Pittsburgh's small but clean and safe 25.2-mile subway and light rail system, the 'T' serves downtown Pittsburgh with a four-stop loop including stops at Steel Plaza at Grant Street, Gateway Center Plaza (Liberty Avenue and Stanwix Street), Wood Street, and the First Avenue Parking Garage. Underground, the music is classical, the art whimsical and travel within downtown Pittsburgh is free. The subway will also deliver you across the river to Station Square on the South Side for a minimal fare. After traveling under the Monongahela River, the 'T' runs above ground along three different light rail lines into Pittsburgh's south suburbs. List of stations here.
- Public Bus - Multiple bus routes connect downtown Pittsburgh to cultural and other attractions on the North Side and Oakland as well as to the majority of the neighborhoods surrounding Pittsburgh. The Port Authority also sponsors the ACCESS program, the nation’s largest paratransit program of its kind for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
- Sign up for updates on the Port Authority of Allegheny County & the G20 here: http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/CustomerInfo/G20Summit2009/tabid/500/Default.aspx
- Info on fares and passes here: http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/FaresPasses/Fares/tabid/122/Default.aspx
The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates its buses, light rail cars, and inclines under a zone fare structure where the amount of fare is based on trip length from Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle or Central Business District. Higher fares are paid for trips crossing more than one zone. Fares are collected as the rider boards on an inbound, or downtown-bound trip and as the rider exits the outbound or suburban-bound trip, with some exceptions. Since Port Authority operators neither carry change nor make change, riders must be prepared to pay exact fare or pay an amount in excess of the prevailing fare. Check out the Port Authority of Allegheny County Web site for zone maps, an interactive bus schedule locater, fare information, bus routes, disability access and to purchase bus tickets and passes. You can also use Google Transit to search for Pittsburgh public transportation routes using interactive Google Maps technology.
Taxi service is available in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The area's two largest cab companies are Yellow Cab (412-665-8100) and People's Cab (412-681-3131). As a warning for visitors from other cities, don't expect to be able to hail a cab anytime you want. Cabs in Pittsburgh generally require a phone call to arrange for a pickup, or a walk to the nearest hotel cab stand. Cabs are also available at the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Zipcar offers a car sharing option for Pittsburgh residents and visitors, especially those in the downtown and Oakland neighborhoods. With a ZipCar account you share access to any of fifty vehicles. All you need to do is reserve a car online or by phone, and then return to the car's designated parking space when you're done, all for one hourly rate that covers gas, premium insurance and 150 free miles.
March for Jobs - September 20 / Tent City - September 20-25
2:00 pm Starting Point - Monumental Baptist Map Here . Monumental Baptist Church in an historic section of the African-American community of Pittsburgh called “The Hill.” This location is just a short walk or march from the convention center where the G20 summit will be held, and from the rest of downtown Pittsburgh. Unemployed people and their supporters will inhabit the tent city from Sept 20 through Sept 25.
Registration -If you are going to be participating at the ‘Solidarity with the Unemployed’ Tent City following the March 4 Jobs—it’s critical to register to make sure there are resources and space available. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. You can register online here
Schedule - BAIL OUT THE UNEMPLOYED - TENT CITY
DEDICATED TO THE UNEMPLOYED OF THE WORLD
September 20 – 25, Monumental Baptist Church, Soho & Wylie Street, Pittsburgh
Daily Teach-ins – discussion groups, programs, films, music –
(All times and programs subject to last minute change. Note: This work in progress does not include music yet – updated Sat. Sept. 19)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
10:00 am to 12:30pm - 2 Roundtable discussions –
Organized especially for those who can only stay for the Sunday March for Jobs. Discussions continuing through the week.
JOBS & WORKERS RIGHTS ROUNDTABLE:
Those available for discussion will include:
Stella D'Oro striking workers, Million Workers March organizers, Take Back Our Union, May 1 Immigrant and Workers Rights Coalition, Long Island City Day Laborers, Black Workers for Justice, labor activists from IBT, USW, UE, ILWU, TWU, UFT, AFSCME
Suggested Focus of Discussion:
(1) What would be the features of a real jobs program
(2) What are the key demands that we must fight for nationally & internationally
(3) How can we strengthen a labor movement in the US and internationally
(4) Campaigns or struggles or actions that we can decide to support and how
HOUSING AS A HUMAN RIGHT ROUNDTABLE:
Those available for discussion will include:
Picture the Homeless, Moratorium on Evictions & Foreclosures, NE Region Survivors Assembly, US Human Rights Network, Peoples Organization for Progress-Newark, Poor People Human Rights Campaign, Minnesota Peoples Bailout Campaign.
Possible areas of discussion to be shaped and lead by those listed above.
(1) Housing a human right nationally and internationally & impact of international economic crisis and unjust policies
(2) Experiences of resistance movements; rights of the displaced, indigenous, people of color,
(3) National and international demands we can unite on
(4) what can we do together/support after G-20
We will have placards where you will be meeting for you to take with you on the march, related to housing and labor .
Note: Both roundtables discussions will include the impact of the international economic crisis and the specific impact on women, immigrant workers and racial/nationally oppressed communities.
1:30pm OPENING RALLY OF MARCH FOR JOBS
2:30pm - MARCH FOR JOBS steps off
3:30 to 4:30pm - CLOSING RALLY
Sunday Eve – Discussion and Orientation for the Tent City week
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
10am to Noon - GLOBAL SOLIDARITY: UNIONS, COMMUNITIES & MOVEMENTS WORKING TOGETHER –Organizing the global struggle for jobs & workers rights
Global Solidarity; what does it mean?
Immigrant workers rights & global solidarity
Organizing in the face of the biggest global economic crisis since the 1930s
Who are the G-20
The roots of the global crisis
12 -2PM STUDENTS AND YOUTH MEETING
2:30pm to 5:00pm CONNECTING THE ISSUES: HOUSING IS A RIGHT -
Healthcare, Education, War - A Moratorium on Foreclosure and Evictions
The Squatters Movement -The fight back is growing
We Remember Katrina
Groups: Picture the Homeless, Moratorium Now, Poor Peoples Human Rights Campaign, Peoples Organization for Progress, Katrina/Rita Support Network, US Human Rights Network.
7pm - FILM on MUMIA ABU-JAMAL & SOLIDARITY WITH LEONARD PELTIER - Organized by Pittsburgh Mumia Coalition
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
10am to 12pm - FULFILLING KING’S DREAM OF A RIGHT TO A JOB FOR ALL –-
The global joblessness crisis (how bad, how long)
What will it take start a jobs movement?
Needed: Jobs that pay a living wage
Needed: Jobs that help reconstruct society
2pm to 4pm - BRING THE TROOPS HOME! ANTIWAR RALLY –
Money for jobs and education not war and occupation
The war at home and abroad – connecting the issues
Discussion among anti-war and community activists
7pm - STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS! Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the death Penalty
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
10 AM - MORNING WITH REV. LUCIUS WALKER, PASTORS FOR PEACE - –
3PM – 6PM - PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE G-20 SPONSORED BY PEOPLE'S VOICES
- Leo Gerard, Int. Pres. United Steel Workers
- Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate Economist
- Emira Wood, Institute for Policy Studies
- Berta Caceres, Coordinator, Consejo Civico de Organizaciones Populares e Indigenas de Honduras
- Tammy Bang Liu, Labor/community strategy center & Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
- Carl Redwood Jr. Hill District consencus group
- Rev. John Welsh, PIIN (UE and Grassroots Global Justice alliance)
THUR. SEPT 24 - (1st Day of G-20 Summit)
12noon – 2pm - "FROM PITSBURGH TO JOBURG: Local to Global Activism" discussion organized by Global Call Against Poverty.
3pm – to Eve. - POOR Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign - Press Conference/ Program and Film Showing –
FRI.SEPT. 25 –
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. "G20- THE PEOPLE’S VERDICT AND THE ROAD”
12: Noon - Peoples March on G-20 - tent city participants meeting other groups at Freedom Corner to march together
Evening. Final tent city meetings and camp breakdown
Housing in Pittsburgh - The Merton Center is working to connect people from out of town with people in the Pittsburgh area who need housing. For information, see http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/g20action.htm
Also - the following motels near the Pittsburgh Airport have vancancies for Sunday, September 20 and most of the rest of the week. Rates are fairly inexpensive ( $50 to $100) but reservations should be made asap. The drive time from tent city and rally site to these motels is approximately 15 to 20 minutes if t the rip is not interrupted by heavy traffic or police road blocks during G-20.
Motel 6 Pittsburgh Airport
- www.motel6.com - (412) 269-0990
Super 8 Motel, Hotels Near Airport, Pittsburgh PA
- www.pittsburghsuper8.com - (412) 264-7888 -
Red Roof Inn-Airport South
- www.redroof.com - (412) 787-7870
Microtel Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Airport
- www.microtelinn.com - (412) 788-7200
Legal - The Pittsburgh Legal Help Line number is 412-562-5015.
Link to Know Your Rights is http://www.aclupa.org/downloads/G20cardforweb.pdf
The legal team here includes the ACLU, Center for Constitutional Rights and private Law firms.
From the Pittsburgh ACLU website:
A “G-20 Legal Helpline” has been activated to address questions and concerns from the general public, protesters, and the media. Prior to the G-20, messages left on the helpline will be frequently reviewed by attorneys. Beginning Wednesday morning, September 23rd, attorneys will be available to immediately respond to calls and concerns regarding protest permits, arrests, and other legal issues. To access the ACLU’s G-20 Legal Helpline, call: 412-562-5015.
The ACLU-PA and NLG will also be dispatching nearly 200 legal observers to monitor and observe protests and demonstrations during the week of G-20. Legal observers are neutral, impartial observers who document incidents, arrests, or official misconduct during a protest. They do not give legal advice, but will be able to provide protesters with the Know Your Rights cards and information on the G-20 legal helpline.
More information and the Know Your Rights materials can be found at: http://www.aclupa.org/issues/freespeech/g20/
Media - For media inquiries, call 412-780-3813. On the day of the March for Jobs, look for the "Media Sign-In" table for press packets, scheduling interviews with spokespeople, etc.
Weather - See weather.com for the weather forecast for the March for Jobs and Tent City - but please remember that weather predictions are not always accurate.
Average temperatures in Pittsburgh in late September are highs in the low 70's and lows around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Be prepared for chilly weather at night!
What to bring - For the march, bring snacks and water, and wear comfortable shoes since you'll be standing and walking for several hours.
Bathrooms - Portable bathroom facilities, including disabled access bathrooms, will be available at the opening rally site and at the Tent City.
How you can help
Register for the Tent City at http://www.bailoutpeople.org/septg20register.shtml
Volunteer - we will need hundreds of volunteers to help with outreach, setting up the Tent City, media and electronic outreach, transportation, food, medical, and much more. If you're coming and can help, let us know: http://www.bailoutpeople.o rg/septg20volorgcents.shtm l
Download leaflets and help get the word out - http://bailoutpeople.org/pdfs/g20-march4jobs-4c.pdf
Donate to help with organizing expenses - http://bailoutpeople.org/d onate.shtml
Organize cars, vans, trucks, buses, etc from your locality to participate in the caravans to Pittsburgh - http://www.bailoutpeople.o rg/septg20volorgcents.shtm l
Have an Organizer address a meeting of your organization - http://bailoutpeople.org/c mnt.shtml
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