In one week, members of Congress will head home to spend August listening to constituents.
Remember last year when that happened? The voices of ordinary Americans were drowned out by a vocal minority of Tea Partiers who spread lies about "death panels" and the President's birth certificate. This August has got to be different.
We're hoping to organize hundreds of Fight Washington Corruption gatherings on Tuesday, August 10—just days after Congress arrives home for the recess—to make sure that this time, grassroots progressives are heard loud and clear from the beginning. We'll urge our members of Congress to sign our pledge to end corporate control of our democracy.
We've got over 100 events set up, but there's still no event in your area. Can you host one outside Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's office in Garden City on Tuesday, August 10? To get started click below.http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89731&office_id=2040&id=22167-10220574-GrrKG3x&t=3
The events will happen outside congressional offices and our event organizing guide and online tool make them very easy to pull off. Here's what you'll have to do as a host:
- Pick a time during the day and register it in our online tool—we recommend noon locally, when lots of folks have a lunch break. Once it's posted online, other MoveOn members can find the event and sign up.
- Call a couple reporters to let them know the event is happening—or ask one of your attendees to make the call.
- Print out materials, show up a few minutes early, and read a statement at the event.
Can you host one at Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's office in Garden City on Tuesday, August 10? The timing of the gatherings is critical and together we can tell Congress it's time to fight for the Other 98% of us without corporate lobbyists in Washington, D.C.
Thanks for all you do.
–Ilyse, Duncan, Jeff, Marika, and the rest of the team
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