Thousands of students, parents, teachers and workers will occupy the state Capitol Monday, March 5, while 70 people are planning to walk 99 miles from Berkeley to Sacramento to join the rally.
A march to kick off the occupation begins at 10 a.m. at Southside Park at 6th and T streets. The rally at the Capitol Building begins at 11 a.m. The protest will support the Millionaires Tax initiative that is gathering signatures for the November ballot.
The March 5 occupation is is supported by SEIU 1021, UAW 2865, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Organization (CCISCO), Oakland Community Organization (OCO), the California Federation of Teachers, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Oakland, San Francisco and Contra Costa chapters; California Nurses Association and Refund California, which is a coalition of groups.
Refund California will provide buses leaving at 7 a.m. from Berkeley and Oakland to Sacramento. The coalition is encouraging participants to spend the night in support of the occupation and is anticipating 1,000 protesters will demand that Wall Street and the 1% pay to refund education, jobs, essential services and a better future.
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