Dear MoveOn member,
Force states to fire 65,000 teachers. Kill 700,000 jobs. And send 10,000 veterans into homelessness.
That's what the Republican budget would do.1 And that's not all, by a long shot. With $100 billion in cuts, their budget would hit at the heart of programs that just about every American depends on—all the while protecting tax giveaways for millionaires.2
This is nothing less than a full-out assault on the American Dream. And with Republicans in Wisconsin and other states proposing massive budget cuts of their own, we have to fight back.
So this Tuesday, March 15, we're mobilizing to Defend the Dream in communities across America. We'll hold events in front of the very places hit hardest by the GOP budget—schools, libraries, parks, and fire stations—to send a message to Republicans, in Congress and around the country, that slashing programs for working Americans while protecting the rich and big corporations is simply unacceptable.
We don't have a gathering yet in Inwood—can you host a Defend the Dream event on Tuesday after work? Hosting is fun and simple, and we'll give you all the tools and tips you need. Click here to organize an event:
Hosting a Defend the Dream event is so important. We know members in your area are ready to act. By hosting, you multiply your own impact by giving them a way to get involved.
It's also straightforward. You find a location—any public place that could be impacted by GOP budget cuts, such as a school, park, fire station, or community center—and we'll give you the support you need for the rest: a step-by-step guide, sample materials, and a conference call beforehand to answer any questions you might have.
These events are a crucial part of our emergency mobilization to stop the Republican budget. So many people don't yet know what's at stake, and how devastating these cuts would be to their communities. By pulling folks together next week, at schools, libraries, and other crucial community venues under attack in the Republican budget, we can spread the word and make sure Congress is hearing from constituents that this awful budget cannot pass.
We still need a host in Inwood—can you sign up today? Just click here to get started:
Thanks for all you do.
–Lenore, Carrie, Adam Q., Kat, and the rest of the team
1. "GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says," The Washington Post, February 28, 2011
"House GOP Spending Cuts Would Prevent 10,000 Low-Income Veterans From Receiving Housing Assistance," Think Progress, March 1, 2011
"Obama and the GOP's Spending Cuts: Where's the Outrage?" Mother Jones, February 18, 2011
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