The Longest Unemployment Line In The World
- Feb. 26, 2012
- Tags: Street Theatre
AMO is pleased to announce its first grant recipient: A massive, participatory arts event called "The Line".
Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or an underpaid worker, join us in creating this visually stunning, public statement to demand the following:
- Greater public investment in good jobs! Pass strong jobs creation bills. Focus on jobs first! Deficits second
- Pass a tax increase on the 1%, then put that money towards creating jobs and reducing the deficit!
- Corporations must stop outsourcing jobs and laying off US workers at a time when both profits and executive bonuses are at an all time high!
DATE: Tuesday, March 6 (Super Tuesday)
TIME: Morning, 8:14 - 8:28am
LOCATION: Broadway, from Bowling Green to Union Square
“If all 14 million jobless Americans formed a single unemployment line, it would stretch unbroken around the borders of our entire country (from Portland, Maine to Seattle Washington to San Lucas, California, to Miami, Florida and back to Portland),” said Kristin Marting, Artistic Director of HERE, one of the Line’s organizers. “The Line will remind Congress and Corporations about their responsibility to put America back to work. Creating jobs is the key to a productive America.”