Also Saturday: ‘Speak Out for Good Jobs’ rally at South Seattle CC

We’ve talked about the West Seattle Grand Parade, the Alki Art Fair, West Seattle Outdoor Movies – but one event on Saturday in West Seattle that’s outside the category of “summer fun” is also expected to draw hundreds. “Speak Out for Good Jobs Now” is a rally organized by activist groups for noon-2 pm at South Seattle Community College‘s Brockey Center, during a daylong leadership conference, explained by organizers:

Congress has forgotten that good jobs are the driver of a stable and prosperous economy. We’re here to remind them. … The Progressive Congress Speak Out Tour is part of a [daylong] community leadership training conference organized by Washington CAN. Attendance is free, and language interpretation and child care are provided. The leadership conference includes sessions on the history of unions, holding big banks accountable, and structural racism.

The noon-2 pm “Good Jobs Now” event is scheduled to include U.S. Reps. Jim McDermott (D-Seattle) and Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), emceed by former Eastside congressional candidate Darcy Burner and Magdaleno Rose-Avila. If you use Twitter, the event has a hashtag: #CPCjobs. If you want to sign up for the full-day conference, go here.

9 Replies to "Also Saturday: 'Speak Out for Good Jobs' rally at South Seattle CC"

  • John July 21, 2011 (12:52 pm)

    Will Hugo Chavez be there?

  • bridge to somewhere July 21, 2011 (2:08 pm)

    “Congress has forgotten that good jobs are the driver of a stable and prosperous economy.” Hmmm, that’s a kind of silly comment–does anyone really believe that Congress doesn’t believe that good jobs are the driver of a stable economy?

  • o boy July 21, 2011 (2:09 pm)

    We all must turn out to condem the successfull. We must fight to get money out of thier pockets and into ours. Must fight for living with in our means so others may live. We must lead by giving up big screen tvs and nice cars. I’m sure that the prize speakers at this ralley have allready started to live this way. I’m sure they have taken just enough pay for there work to put a simple roof over thier heads and enough for three square meals on the table. And the rest they are giving back to the goverment so they can create a job for us. After all the goverment is the cure for all our problems. Regan was wrong when he said “goverment is’nt the cure for our problems. Goverment is the problem. Oh John I think they will be reading a letter from Feidel Castro. Can’t wait.

  • G July 21, 2011 (2:45 pm)

    Demanding jobs from who? Jobs created by taxing others? Dig a hole and fill it jobs?

    This is essentially a democratic fundraiser. There will be a lot of stirring talk and “amens.”
    And that’s about it.

    Same old.

  • Peter on Fauntleroy July 21, 2011 (3:34 pm)

    Again with the reactionary right wing nonsense. Glad to see there are so many generous open minded people in West Seattle.

  • Jeff July 21, 2011 (5:09 pm)

    Call it right wing nonsense if you want, but bridge to somewhere has a pretty solid point. What an empty statement that is.

  • E July 21, 2011 (5:31 pm)

    One way to help the unemployed would be for Darcy Burner to offer a resume workshop at this event.

  • Peter on Fauntleroy July 21, 2011 (7:21 pm)

    Bridge to Nowhere has no point. There is not a single statement of fact in any of the above comments. I repeat: reactionary right wing nonsense. You all display the total lack of compassion and empathy that I’ve come to realize is standard for west Seattle. You all make me ashamed of my neighborhood.

  • CandrewB July 21, 2011 (8:38 pm)

    I can’t wait to successfully inherit some money.

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