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Speechless II

September 25, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

From here:

Occupation Statement: UC, Santa Cruz

Let’s be frank: the promise of a financially secure life at the end of a university education is fast becoming an illusion. The jobs we are working toward will be no better than the jobs we already have to pay our way through school. Close to three-quarters of students work, many full-time. Even with these jobs, student loan volume rose 800 percent from 1977 to 2003. There is a direct connection between these deteriorating conditions and those impacting workers and families throughout California. Two million people are now unemployed across the state. 1.5 million more are underemployed out of a workforce of twenty million. As formerly secure, middle-class workers lose their homes to foreclosure, Depression-era shantytowns are cropping up across the state. The crisis is severe and widespread, yet the proposed solutions – the governor and state assembly organizing a bake sale to close the budget gap – are completely absurd.

  1. Maria Gibeault
    September 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    These are great statements. We want everything. I can respect someone who is straight and to the point.

    • charley2u
      September 27, 2009 at 9:04 am

      I loved the slogan too! How magnificent! Absolutely no compromise – a true Sojourner Truth moment: We will not be well fed slaves! We cannot be bought off by being granted the status of 3/5 person.

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