Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tuesday: Emergency drop by at Rep. McCarthy's office

Can you drop by Rep. McCarthy's office and remind her that we're counting on her to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid? Click below to sign up and drop by this local office Tuesday at noon:

300 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530

Drop By Tuesday!
Dear MoveOn member,

This weekend, it became 100% clear that Republicans would rather see America default, Social Security checks stop going out, the stock market plummet, and unemployment soar than give one inch on their position: that the very richest people and most profitable corporations shouldn't pay one penny more in taxes.

Even after the president offered Republicans a debt-ceiling deal most MoveOn members probably consider unconscionable—with trillions in cuts, even to Medicare and Social Security—Speaker Boehner still walked away from the table.

Republicans hope the threat of default will be enough to force Democrats to sacrifice and compromise even more.

Over the next few days, Democrats like Rep. McCarthy will face growing pressure to let irresponsible threats win out and to cave into Republican demands to slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

That's why, with other leaders of the American Dream movement, we're putting out an urgent call for every patriotic American to show up outside Democratic congressional offices nationwide on Tuesday at noon to deliver a crucial message: "We're counting on you to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. "

Can you deliver the message to Rep. McCarthy at her office on Tuesday at noon?

Yes, I can drop by on Tuesday!

We'll follow up with all the details and a link to print your own "We're counting on you" signs to bring to Rep. McCarthy.

Then you just have to show up on Tuesday here:  

300 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530

We need to show as much public support as possible, so please pass this along to anyone else you know who could join in on Tuesday. This is a moment when we need to bring the the progressive movement together to show our strength and show our boldest leaders that we're with them.

Our best shot to stop a terrible deal is to get as many House Democrats as possible to join Leader Nancy Pelosi, who's been strongly saying that benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are unacceptable.2 Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter, backing Leader Pelosi, that already has 80 co-signers. We need to convince Rep. McCarthy to get on board and sign the letter right away.

Let's get out there on Tuesday and let leaders like Rep. McCarthy know how important it is to stand up to Republican threats to crash the American economy in order to protect tax giveaways for the rich.

Click here if you can drop by Rep. McCarthy's office on Tuesday at noon:

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Elena, Tate, Robin, and the rest of the team


1. "Pelosi: Medicare, Social Security Benefit Cuts Are Line In The Sand On Debt Limit Bill," Talking Points Memo, July 7, 2011

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