This Tuesday, March 6: “The Longest Unemployment Line In The World”
Artists to create
The Longest Unemployment Line In The World
This Tuesday, March 6th, over 5,000 people will gather in NYC to form the longest unemployment line in the world. The project, entitled “The Line” will stretch nearly 3 miles through New York, from Bowling Green along Broadway up to Union Square, and hold its position for 14 minutes – 1 minute for each million unemployed Americans.
Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or underpaid please join us in creating this visually stunning, public statement to demand the following:
– 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.
Join The Line!
TIME: Morning, 8:14 – 8:28am
LOCATION: Broadway, from Bowling Green to Union Square
To find out how participate, go to: http://theline2012.wordpress.com
“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.”