Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday, Feb. 16th- Rally at Georgia and Missouri Ave

Join the Rally to Stop the Destruction of Brightwood

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 7 AM

Georgia and Missouri Ave NW, WDC

Over a year after proposing to build a Wal-Mart at 5929 Georgia Avenue NW, Foulger-Pratt this week began tearing down the site to make way for a big box store, Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart has a history of destroying LOCAL neighborhood businesses and communities. When Wal–Mart, which made $15.4 billion last year and is owned the Walton family, six of the richest people in America, worth a combined $93 billion, more than the bottom 30% of Americans combined, opened its first urban store in Chicago, in 2005:

* 40% of competing businesses within a mile CLOSED within 2 years. This is why on average 1.4 jobs are lost for every job created by Wal- Mart.

Is this the future we want for our Brightwood neighborhood?

It’s time to stand up with other concerned residents and voters of Ward 4 to say NO to the destruction of our neighborhood!

If you are not able to attend the rally, you can still get involved by:

+ Pledging NOT to buy from Wal-Mart.

+ Calling or E-mailing Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Mayor Vincent Gray, and Council Chairman Kwame Brown and tell them that Ward 4 does not need or want a Wal-Mart. We want our local business community to GROW, not be destroyed.

Muriel Bowser: (202) 724-8052 or

Vincent Gray: (202) 727-6300 or

Kwame Brown: (202) 724-8032 or

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