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Connecting Peace and Jobs Issues

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Connecting Peace and Jobs Issues

UJP is joining with national unions, progressive organizations, peace and community groups to build a national march for jobs on October 2, 2010.  First called by the NAACP, SEIU 1199 and other major national formations, the march builds a positive voice for peace, jobs and the environment:

"WE BELIEVE everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the American Dream — a secure job, a safe home, and a quality education. ONE NATION seeks to transcend our superficial differences and bring us together in a common quest for equal opportunity and justice for all."

UJP is working with the Boston area peace movement to build turnout, volunteers and transportation for march attendees across Massachusetts and nearby New England locations.

The nation lost some 10 million jobs in the recession and they have not yet come back.   The organizers of One Nation are understandably targeting jobs and the economy for primary focus.

However, the peace movement also needs to raise the issues of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and cutting back the military budget to fund jobs.

How can we best bring these peace messages to the hundreds of thousands of people who will be on the Mall on October 2?