Mercado Mayapan puts out call for Tuesday City Council meeting, other actions
From the NPT Inbox:
The next critical step in keeping the Mercado Mayapan open is the approval of the EZ funding recommendation by the Empowerment Zone Advisory Board scheduled for discussion and action next Tuesday, September 22nd at the City Council meeting. Please mark your calendars and JOIN US in showing your support for the women workers!!
Attached you will find a call to attend the City Council meeting, as well as, “Hidden Casualties: Trade, Employment Loss and Women Workers”, an informative report on the devastating impacts of free trade on women manufacturing workers and the government programs that have failed to transition them back into the workforce. Additionally, you will find a script in English and Spanish you can send to your friends to get them involved and a letter to send to the Obama Administration and the Department of Treasury to request that the pending NADBank funding request be expedited.
In order to raise awareness of this struggle a Women Workers Rally will be held at UTEP at 10 a.m., tomorrow, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the corner of Oregon and University Avenue. We ask that you attend and distribute the attached press advisory.
Please circulate this call widely and remember:
* Invite your family, friends, and out-of-town guests to eat and shop at Mercado Mayapan. The price of cooked food, fruits, vegetables, meats, groceries and souvenirs is comparable to the markets in Cd. Juárez.
* Have your meetings at Mercado Mayapan and purchase food, natural juices, and snacks.
* Send a tax-deductible contribution that’s within your budget to the La Mujer Obrera Emergency Fund to support the women who were laid off and are not eligible for unemployment benefits. Checks can be made out to: LMO -Women Forging Our Future and send to 2000 Texas, El Paso, Texas 79901.
* Ask relatives, neighbors, church members, co-workers, and fellow students to support the workers of Mercado Mayapan in whatever way they can.
The Time to Act is Now!! Thank you for all of your support!!