Bristol March: end austerity – fund our city!

When:
September 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017-09-09T12:00:00+00:00
2017-09-09T16:00:00+00:00
Where:
College Green
Park Street
Bristol BS1 5UA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bristol People's Assembly
Bristol March: end austerity - fund our city! @ College Green

Mayor Marvin Rees has called a march and rally on Saturday September 9th – following pressure from a coalition of organisations led by Bristol People’s Assembly – to demand the Conservative government gives Bristol and other cities the funding we need for our public services and stops the cuts that are damaging the lives of so many.

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/mayor-marvin-rees-calls-bristols-324797

Owen Jones (journalist and campaigner) is now a confirmed speaker at the march. There will be BSL INTERPRETATION at the rallies.

The many organisations (listed in full below) supporting and helping to coordinate the action include Bristol PA, Bristol Labour Party, Bristol Green Party, trades unions and community campaigns.

The general election and polls since have shown that austerity is now opposed by the great majority of the public. But despite its weak position this government is handing £70 billion to the wealthy in tax breaks over five years, even as it burdens Bristol City Council with cuts to bare-bones essential services totalling £104 million (10% cut each year).

On September 9th, three days before the Mayor is set to lobby ministers at Westminster, let’s send a powerful message by marching in our thousands in Bristol and other cities: we won’t take any more cuts – not to our social care and NHS, our children’s services, our housing, our libraries, our arts, our community centres, our parks, our schools, our children’s crossing patrols…

We’ve had enough of closures, privatisation and job losses, and we’re uniting – as workers, service users and citizens – to fight all the way for the investment we need in the public services and the living standards of our communities!

— Blocs welcome: every campaign and community group, carnival, live bands, circus performers, skaters, cyclists, mobile sound systems —

BPA is seeking FUNDS to help make the demo a huge, representative event: gofundme.com/bristolendausteritynow

Contact us if you want to help promote/organise the demo, or you know an organisation who can add their support: bristolpeoplesassembly@gmail.com

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