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April 9-15, 2012

100,000 Americans will train for non-violent direct action.

Our country is at a crossroads. We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.

The choice is in our hands. This spring we will act on that choice.

In the tradition of our forefathers and foremothers and inspired by today’s brave heroes in Occupy Wall Street and Madison, Wisconsin, we will prepare ourselves for sustained non-violent direct action.

From April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. We will organize trainings to:

  1. Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
  2. Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
  3. Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.

This spring we rise! We will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time.

We are the 99%. For the 100%. And this is our moment.

Tax Day Action

Detroit, MI     April 17, 2012      12:00PM to 01:00PM

Hosted by Good Jobs Now

Event Description:It’s time to tell the 1% to pay their fair share in taxes. We want economic justice now! Join us! The action begins at noon so you must meet us here no later than 10am. Refreshments and transportation to the rally will be provided.

Event Type: Corporate Tax Dodging

2604 Fourth Street
Detroit, MI

GE Shareholder Meeting

Detroit, MI      April 25, 2012      08:00AM to 02:00PM

Hosted by Lynette Pitcock

Event Description:Join Thousands in Detroit as we greet the CEO and Board of GE to demand that the 1% pay their fair share!!

Event Type: Corporate Tax Dodging


400 Renaissance Dr. W

Detroit, MI



Grand Circus Park Staging Location for GE Shareholder Meeting

Detroit, MI     April 25, 2012      08:00AM to 01:00PM

Hosted by Bartosz Kumor

Event Description:Join Thousands of Detroiters as we demand that the GE start paying its fair share!

For the last 3 years, instead of paying its taxes like the rest of us, General Electric has been getting tax refunds in the billions of dollars. Every year, GE spends millions on lobbyists who write loopholes into the tax code.

Because of GE’s greed there is no money left for our schools, roads, fire departments. Our college tuition is through the roof.

Join thousands of students, workers, veterans, and faith leaders at Grand Circus Park, from where we will march to the GE Shareholder meeting and demand that GE start paying its fair share.

Event Type: Corporate Tax Dodging

Max Attendees: 2500


Grand Circus Park

Detroit, MI


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