Urgent Rallies at Congressional Offices
To Defend Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security
Please Forward & Post
on Websites, Blogs, Networking Sites, etc.
Tues, July 26, 12 NOON
Join thousands across the country at local congressional offices at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, to tell our elected officials: no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security! We need to resist neoliberal austerity programs targeting ordinary people at home and abroad.
MoveOn.org has initiated an emergency call to action. Proposals discussed during the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington are threatening to destroy our basic social programs. Please join other social justice advocates in asking our elected officials to stand up and protect our social insurance and safety net. To officials who are supporting cuts, Republicans or Democrats, tell them that you, as a constituent, disagree and demand that they change their positions. To officials who have already pledged against cuts, demand that they live up to their promise and do more to turn our country away from this dangerous direction. Tell them that waffling on this is unacceptable!
As US Labor against the War noted in an email they sent to their members today, “We need as many people / groups / bloggers as possible to make a public outcry. The media has had zero visuals of people protesting. If we show up and wave signs, we might just have a chance to break into the news cycle --especially in local districts-- and make an impact.”
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has urged the Congress to pass legislation cleanly extending the debt limit past November 2012 immediately and without conditions. The deficit should be addressed separately from the vote on the debt limit, and CPD believes that the way to deal with the deficit is through taxing the corporations and the wealthy and slashing the swollen military budget – not taking away the modest social benefits we have.
Find your representative at www.votesmart.org . Click on the representative's name, then "Complete Contact Information," to get the district office address.
Thanks for taking action.
In peace and solidarity,
Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison
Co-Directors, Campaign for Peace and Democracy
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