California Labor Federation Launches Statewide HSR Tour
The California Labor Federation is launching a statewide tour on Tuesday in support of the high speed rail project – and the Democratic politicians that support it.
The Good Jobs Express (PDF link) will hit five locations along the route of the HSR project this week, with public events to show that Californians want the sustainable jobs that HSR will provide – and the sustainable mass transit that the jobs will build.
Here’s what the Labor Fed says on the flier:
High-speed rail would create hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide.
MEG WHITMAN wants to KILL construction of high-speed rail and all the jobs that come with it.
JERRY BROWN will bring high-speed rail to California and invest in our rebuilding our communities.
THAT’S WHY THIS ELECTION IS SO IMPORTANT!
Come out to show your support for high-speed rail and Jerry Brown for Governor!
The intent of the tour is to highlight the fact that Meg Whitman has pledged to stop the HSR project, even though California voters have already approved funding and even though it will create hundreds of thousands of desperately-needed jobs. The California Labor Federation has, of course, endorsed Jerry Brown for governor, so their goal here is to hit Whitman as being in opposition to economic recovery and innovation.
The tour stops:
Anaheim: 10AM, Amtrak Station, 2150 E. Katella Avenue (behind Angels Stadium)
Bakersfield: 3PM, Liberty Bell, Kern County offices, 1415 Truxtun Avenue
Fresno: 10AM, Amtrak Station, 2650 Tulare Street
Modesto: 3PM, Graceada Park, 401 Needham Street
Sacramento: 11AM, Federal Building (5th and I, across from Sacramento Valley Station)