The forces of the left are uniting to defend the unsustainable practices promoted and supported by the unions. Here is a press release put out a week ago:
CONTACT: Joe Pishgar,[masked]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Awake the State Event to Take Place in Brevard
All across Florida on March 8th, rallies will be held in protest of the reckless and irresponsible gutting of public services and personal freedoms being put forward by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida legislature.
The most unpopular governor in U.S. history, ranked at 28% approval rating only three months after taking office, Gov. Scott is proposing the disemboweling of nearly every government service in the state — save his own, which he is doubling to the tune of $600 million:
• Thousands of teachers’ jobs — gone.
• Federal funds for high-speed rail that would create tens of thousands of jobs — rejected.
• Eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dentures for the poor and elderly — gone.
• Medicaid—cut severely, federal matching funds opted out of and privatized to the hilt.
• Veteran’s Affairs funding slashed in half.
• Law Enforcement and Justice Administration drastically cut.
• The Office of the Homeless, which creates shelters for the state’s ever-growing homeless population — wiped out.
On March 8, when the legislature convenes for the first time this year, Florida will awaken. Policemen, teachers, firefighters, builders, carpenters, truckers, retired persons and seniors, the poor and the disabled, students, the unemployed, and individuals from all walks of life across our great state will all come together to say in one clear voice that we are no longer willing to suffer quietly as our fates are decided for us by the corrupt machine in Tallahassee.
The Space Coast too, will be heard on March 8th. Brevard County will be host to a rally to Awake the State at 4:30 p.m. on March 8 at the Brevard County School Board Complex in Viera. Speakers at the rally will include mayors from cities in Brevard County, city council members, teachers, parents, union leaders, advocates for the uninsured, the disabled, and the poor — and all members of the communities in our state being affected.
Who: Brevard Democrats, Brevard Federation of Teachers, Space Coast AFL-CIO, Brevard NOW, Space Coast Progressive Alliance, The Living Room of Brevard County, Brevard County Professional Firefighters, Sierra Club, Fund Education Now.
What: Awake the State Rally
When: March 8, 2011, at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Brevard County School Board Complex, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940
Why: To rally against Gov. Scott’s irresponsible gutting of education, health care, public safety, and support for the poor.