We have a jobs crisis here in Washington. But instead of getting us back to work by investing in transportation, education, and health care, Congress and the State Legislature are considering billions more in cuts.
We need jobs, not cuts:
- 45 bridges in King County are “structurally deficient”. 349 more are “functionally obsolete.”
- $6 billion of repairs are needed in Washington’s public schools.
- More than 800,000 people in our state don’t have access to affordable health care.
- We could create up to 30,000 new construction jobs in Washington with a general obligation bond next April.
But some politicians in Washington, DC and the State Capitol in Olympia keep saying no to jobs. Instead of getting us back to work, they’re rejecting proposals to invest in our bridges and transportation system and demanding cuts to health care, education, and other programs — cuts that we simply can’t afford.
On November 17, people from across the area will converge at the Montlake Bridge to bring attention to the need to invest in our bridges and other infrastructure. Montlake Bridge itself is "functionally obsolete", and in sight of the 520 floating bridge — which is just one of 45 bridges in King County that are considered "structurally deficient" by the Federal Highway Administration.
Join us on November 17th at Montlake Bridge to declare an economic emergency for the 99%. It's time for our elected officials to stop the cuts, create jobs, and make Wall Street banks pay.
Note: We will meet at the plaza at corner of Montlake Blvd NE & NE Pacific Street, immediately across Montlake Blvd from Husky Stadium at 3:30 p.m.
Participating organizations include Working Washington, Martin Luther King County Labor Council, OneAmerica, SEIU, Somali Community Services, Teamsters 117,Washington Community Action Network, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), CURB (Communities Uniting Rainier Beach), Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, NAACP Seattle/King County Chapter, PINW (Peoples Institute Northwest), POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network), Rainier Community Empowerment Coalition, Tyree Scott Freedom School, YUIR (Youth Undoing Institutional Racism), and many more.