This afternoon (July 6th) at 4:30, Downeyville will be erected on the Capitol lawn. The event is sponsored by AFSCME and MAPE:
The laid-off [by the state] workers will set up an unemployed town called “Downeyville,” named after the state representative from Edina who would wipe out the jobs of 5,000 state employees and eliminate the collective bargaining rights of all state employees and public school teachers in Minnesota.
But that’s just the beginning: If Republican leaders get their way, their cuts-only budget will also eliminate 30,000 public- and private-sector jobs – permanently.
The photo is of one of the many Hoovervilles in the United States during the Depression.