Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Community Forum on the Economic Crisis

Concerned about the current economic crisis? If you live in the Akron area, here's a group of people who are hosting an evening of discussions about ways to deal with it in our community. I am especially interested in the barter network they setting up.


Community Forum on the Economic Crisis

Thursday, January 22
6:45 pm –8:45 pm
Meeting Rooms A & B
Akron Main Public Library
60 S. High Street, Akron

This is a follow up to the December 9th Town Hall Meeting on the Economic Crisis

Discussion – Debate – Decisions


Federal Economic Stimulus
The Obama Administration is proposing a $825 billion tax and spending package which seeks to create and save 3 to 4 million jobs, and jumpstart the economy. Millions of dollars will be coming to Akron and other Summit Co. communities for construction, energy, housing, education, technology, social services, and other projects. What can we do to pressure our federal elected representatives to pass the stimulus bill and our local elected representatives to make sure it goes to meet the greatest needs?

Bailout of Wall Street Banks
The 2nd half of the $700 billion bailout funds will soon be voted on the House of Representatives. What can we do to make sure that the $350 billion is used to help people who face foreclosure instead of providing banks another blank check to use the funds virtually as they please.

Creation of Local Barter Network
It was agreed at the December 9th meeting to launch a local program where people can exchange goods and services to meet their needs. We’ll spend time discussing details of setting up a local program.

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1 comment:

mud_rake said...

"Bailout of Wall Street Banks"

There you go, friend.

Solid Bush/Cheney. Pure right-wing Republican stuff- keep those who have in the money.

Disgusting, but at the present time, I'm still enjoying the euphoria of January 20 too much to debate this issue.