Posted by: olycoforfairbudget | January 25, 2010

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First Annual Fair Budget Fair at The Eagles Hall in Olympia, WA — January 15th and 16th, 2011.

The Fair Budget Fair is a community response to the continuing—and worsening—cuts to jobs, education, health care, and services in the state budget. With this event, we are bringing together artists, musicians, and activists to create a dialog with our greater community about what we can do to save our jobs, schools, and all the public services we need. We have lost faith in both major political parties, who continue to cut *our* programs and use *our* tax dollars at the federal level for wars and bank bailouts instead. *We will have to handle this ourselves.* Ultimately, we think that only bottom-up, democratic control of our own common wealth can ensure that our common needs are met. Come join us for art, music, discussion, education, and preparing for action!

We are under massive reconstruction! Our group is continually being revamped, this website has been out of commission for a bit, but will come back with new info within the next few weeks. If you have questions or want to join email us at olycoforfairbudget@gmail.com.

Thanks!

OCFB Team

As people throughout the country struggle under the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, public education from pre-K to higher and adult education is threatened by budget cuts, layoffs, privatization, tuition and fee increases, and other attacks.

Washington State has the MOST REGRESSIVE tax structure of any state in the U.S. according to The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ITEP (read more in the “Who Pays?” link). This means that the poor pay a higher percentage of their income relative to the rich in taxes, than in any other state in America.

Budget cuts degrade the quality of public education by decreasing student services and increasing class size, while tuition hikes and layoffs force the cost of the recession onto students and teachers and off of the financial institutions that caused the recession in the first place.

If workers, students, teachers, staff and the community are firmly united, organized, and mobilized to win public support, these cuts can be defeated.

Please take a stand in fighting the budget cuts to defend education!

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  2. Join US Uncut on facebook today! We are calling out corporations such as Bank of America, FedEx, Google, and Anyone else evading taxes ! This is an organization by the People and For the People! An organization that ACTS. February 26th was our first call for action and Bank of Americas in all 50 states were protested! In San Francisco and Washington D.C. Bank of America branches actually had to shut down for the day!! Join on Facebook and see when the next call for action will be, or set one up locally.


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