Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Can you lead a #GOPShutdown Protest in Inwood?

This Friday, MoveOn members around the country will be hosting "Tea Time is Over: End the #GOPShutdown" Protest events to protest tea party obstructionism and call on Democrats to keep standing strong. Can you host a "Tea Time is Over: End the #GOPShutdown" Protest on Friday, October 4?

I'll lead an action!

Dear MoveOn member,

For the first time in 17 years, our government is shut down. As a result, 800,000 federal employees are out of work, nearly 9 million mothers and children could soon be denied nutrition assistance, most workers helping rebuild Colorado after last months floods may be eliminated, and hundreds of national parks and monuments are closed to the public.1

The human cost of the government shutdown is why we're organizing protests across the country this Friday. We need to tell tea party Republicans: Tea Time is Over: End the #GOPShutdown. We'll gather at GOP offices to demand that they vote to reopen our government. We'll also be rallying at Democratic offices because we need them to stay strong in the face of Republican extremism. Can you host a "Tea Time is Over: End the #GOPShutdown" Protest on Friday, October 4?

Yes, I can plan a "Tea Time is Over: End the #GOPShutdown" Protest in Inwood!

Leading an event like this is really easy to do—we'll gather together, share stories of how the shutdown is affecting each of us and our country, and protest tea party Republicans for their failure to serve the people. All you need to do is locate your representative's office, invite friends to join you for the protest, and tell the local media about it. We'll help you recruit other MoveOn members to attend and give you all the support and guidance you'll need. 

Speaker John Boehner has the power to put and end to this shutdown. He can call for an up-or-down vote on the "clean" spending bill the Senate passed and give democracy a chance to work.2 

Together, MoveOn members can hold the GOP accountable for sabotaging our economy and trying to subvert our democracy—and get Democrats to keep standing strong. This reckless Republican behavior puts the country in serious economic danger, and we won't stand for it anymore.

If we can continue to shine the light on the tea party's destructive behavior, then we can force the rest of the GOP to abandon partisan politics and work to end the shutdown. It's on us to let every Republican's constituents know their representative is putting a personal agenda ahead of the needs and wants of the people while hurting our economy and middle class families. Can you step up and lead a "Tea Time is Over: End the #GOPShutdown" Protest in Inwood?

Yes! Sign me up to lead a "Tea Time is Over: End the #GOPShutdown" Protest.

Thanks for all you do.

–Mark, Stefanie, Maria, Alejandro, and the rest of the team.

P.S. We've got a rapid-response campaign to hold the Tea Party accountable. Click here to pitch in $3


1. "Federal Government Begins First Shutdown in 17 Years," Time, October 1, 2013  

2. "Democrats to Boehner: Bring Our Bill to the Floor," Roll Call, October 2, 2013

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