Join the “Fully Staff the VA” Contingent in Manitowoc September 10, 2019!
WHEN: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 3-5 P.M.
WHAT: “Fully Staff The VA!” educational delegation during “The Wall That Heals” escort
WHERE: 911 Franklin St. (and 10th), Manitowoc WI (Look for banner) Near the Firehouse and old HTR Building
On September 10, 2019 “The Wall That Heals,” a three-quarters replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, will be escorted from Two Rivers, WI to Manitowoc, WI where it will be on display from September 12-15, 2019.
Along the parade route there will be a delegation of Veterans, union and community members and students displaying a “Fully Staff the VA! Union Jobs Not Cutbacks! No Privatization!” banner.
The educational delegation will be informing the public about recent efforts by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Veterans For Peace and other organizations including the Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement. These organizations are demanding that the 47,000 job vacancies within the VA be filled, and that union busting attacks and privatization attempts end now. https://www.afge.org/ and https://www.veteransforpeace.org and
Veterans for Peace will be leafleting and handing out fliers related to the Veterans Administration as well as thoughts on the immoral implications of using Vietnam memories and casualties as flag waving recruiting tools (see the event poster here).
Others in the educational delegation will be distributing information on the costs and consequences of militarization and war. https://www.nationalpriorities.org/ and https://blackallianceforpeace.com/
Reporter article parade backgrounder.
VFP Sheboygan’s Calendar event details.
Rideshare and VFP related info contact Chris 920.918.2405 or email: email@example.com
General Info WI BOPM: 414-395-0665