Sandy Survivors Day of Action: Restore Power to the People! Public Event

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Date(s) - 12/15/2012
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Two months after Superstorm Sandy the disaster is not over and relief needs are still great. Homes are uninhabitable with black mold taking hold, heat and sanitation are still absent in many places. Yet the government response has been glaringly absent. As with Katrina and other recent disaster-and-recovery events city, state and federal agencies have handed off reconstruction resources and responsibility to corporations and markets.

That hand-off has pushed affected people further out of their communities, further into crisis and vulnerability, and further from the decision-making tables that allocate public resources. Where government has failed, Occupy and other groups stepped in.

But we now understand that climate change has turned a corner: we will be hard hit again by extreme weather events. And so we ask whose interests our government serves? Is it polluters, predatory lenders, and disaster profiteers? Or can we build a stronger, better, resilient New York where all of us, regardless of race, class or power, can weather future storms?

FEMA isn’t listening. The Mayor isn’t listening. Where are they? Public infrastructure should serve the people.

Saturday, December 15 – Post-Sandy Call to Action

12pm actions in affected communities

5pm convergence in Manhattan @ Bloomberg’s house (E 79 St + 5th Ave)

12PM Community Rallies

Staten Island
1128 Olympia Boulevard
Across from St. Margaret Mary’s Church

Rockaways
Parking Lot on Mott Av. And 21st Street

5PM Citywide Rally

Mayor Bloomberg’s home
17 East 79th (btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave)
Manhattan

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