A send-off rally was held last night in Regents Plaza as students, community
activists and union members (upper left) prepared for the Solidarity Day
march in Washington. Bob Alexander, an administrative aid for State Sen.
Ed Pierce, spoke for Pierce at the rally that was hosted and payed for by
State Rep. Perry Bullard (lower left). Martha Hammerman, a graduate
from the School of Public Health, and Phyllis Hochberg, a free-lance artist
(facing forward), were just two of the 140 people that were headed for
Washington (upper right). The Solidarity Day march is being held to protest
Reagan's economic policies. A crowd of about 200,000 is expected to storm
Washington tomorrow in an effort to change those policies. The Washington
demonstration is being sponsored by the AFL-CIO and is expected to be the
largest protest ever staged by labor. Besides the vans that left from Ann Ar-
bor last night, car pools have also been established to take people to
Washington. Approximately 200 people from Ann Arbor are expected to at-
tend the demonstration. The protestors will be returning Sunday and Mon-
By PAM FICKINGER bucket drives, bake sales and bus vo
Solidarity Day march, a tickets for transportation to the nation's tir
gton demonstration being held capital. ne
o protest the economic policies State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar- we
,eagan administration, received bor), who hosted and payed for the
Arbor send-off last night at a send-off rally, said Solidarity is a "step re
irited Regents Plaza rally. to rebuild the progressive coalition." co
than 140 locals jammed 11 vans He added that the group's message is is
trip to Washington to show their one "to reinspire the ideals that created de
t for the AFL-CIO-sponsored that coalition."
which is expected to draw From his work in Lansing, Bullard Ai
people from across the country. said he has seen first-hand the effects of re
ANN ARBOR group, coor- the $685 million being made in federal sy
by the Public Interest Research budget cuts. He said he is especially tr(
in Michigan, raised $4,000 from concerned about the severe cuts being fo
made in youth employment and housing Sc
and nutrition programs. "y
BULLARD, calling Reagan a so
"throwback to the 19th century," said to
the success of the Solidarity movement
will be seen by replacing President
Reagan in 1984.
City Council member Lowell Peter-
1Ln jIalU?1M son (D-1st Ward) was also a key
organizer in the local rally and march
to Washington. Peterson said Solidarity
will be delivering the true mandate to
LYSTS BELIEVE Soviet leaders the American people. He said those in-
their i amo t t will make
Poles discuss Sovii
From UPl and AP
WARSAW, Poland - The Polish
government held an urgent meeting
yesterday to discuss a stern ultimatum
from the Soviet Union demanding im-
mediate and "radical" steps to crush
"anti-Sovietism" in Poland once and
Solidarity union officials also planned
an emergency meeting to discuss the
Kremlin ultimatum, which charac-
terized Solidarity's increasingly
political demands and the gover-
nment's tolerance of them as a direct,
unacceptable threat to the interests of
the Soviet Union itself.
THE PROPAGANDA campaign
against Poland swelled as other East
Bloc states echoed the Kremlin's stern
"The Soviet statement might be a
prelude'to a declaration of a state of
emergency in Poland, which might well
lead to widespread disorders, followed
by an official Polish request for Soviet
help," said one Western diplomat here,
outlining a "worst-case" scenario
leading to direct Sovietmilitary inter-
vention in Poland.,
The statement was published in the
Soviet Union as well as Poland, in-
dicating it was designed to arouse new
concern among Soviet citizens as well
as influence events inside Poland.
nape Leir s a emnenc win ma e
Solidarity tone down the second part of
its congress at the end of this month-or
that the union or Polish officials will
cancel the session.
The diplomat disclosed theSoviets did
not withdraw all their troops from
positions near Poland's borders when
large-scale military maneuvers ended
"I'm not saying this is ominous but
their readiness is greater than it was
before the exercises. If they have to
conduct a' military operation, they are
in a much higher state of organization,"
the diplomat said.
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