Peace, labor and social justice groups are in the North Bay today and are calling for a general strike and march until the state legislature approves a “people’s budget.”
They began their march to Sacramento in San Francisco Sunday, rallied in Vallejo Monday and planned to rally at Napa Valley Community College and Napa State Hospital in Napa today.
A march in downtown Napa is scheduled for 4-6 p.m.
“We will set up a tent city and occupy the Capitol until the legislature votes our budget,” organizers said in a flyer.
They are calling for no taxes for wars or occupations, no more tax breaks for the rich and corporations, full funding of education and social programs, massive prison reform, single-payer health care, and a zero carbon economy to mitigate climate change.
The protestors will hold press conferences, rallies and marches in American Canyon, Suisun City, Fairfield, Vacaville, Winters, Woodland and Davis before arriving by bus, bike, caravan and on foot in Sacramento at the Capitol Mall on Mothers Day Sunday.
They will join teachers Monday at the State Capitol Building for a rally and protest of austerity measures and budget fixes in the state budget.
Among the participants are CODEPINK, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Alameda County Green Party, the Peace and Freedom Party, Veterans for Peace, United Progressives and activist Cindy Sheehan.
James Lanaras, Bay City News