We are all under attack, from public employees in Wisconsin and several other states, to the DC budget-cutters (just a few weeks after giving a huge tax cut to the rich) killing off NPR, slashing the EPA, consumer protections and so many other things government does for We, the People. Turn out tomorrow – Egypt-style – and demand that We, the People be heard from.
Yesterday I wrote about the rallies tomorrow in all 50 state capitals. The number of events has expanded, so you should be able to find something nearby wherever you live. In my own area there is now a San Francisco event as well as a Sacramento event, a Los Angeles and San Diego are also planning major rallies, according to MoveOn’s Rally to Save the American Dream site. In addition the US Uncut site shows more events planned. (Follow the US Uncut Twitter feed here.)
Campaign for America’s Future has joined with MoveOn.org and other organizations to ask people to join and show their support for public employees in Wisconsin and everywhere, and for working people everywhere, and for ourselves.
From the Rally to Save the American Dream site:
Rally to Save the American Dream
In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services.
On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, we are organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin. We demand an end to the attacks on worker’s rights and public services across the country. We demand investment, to create decent jobs for the millions of people who desperately want to work. And we demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share.
We are all Wisconsin. We are all Americans.
This Saturday, we will stand together to Save the American Dream. Be sure to wear Wisconsin Badger colors—red and white—to show your solidarity. Sign up today to join in!
Cross-posted from Campaign for America’s Future.
Dave Johnson (Redwood City, CA) is a Fellow at Campaign for America's Future, writing about American manufacturing, trade and economic/industrial policy. He is also a Senior Fellow with Renew California. Dave has more than 20 years of technology industry experience including positions as CEO and VP of marketing. His earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. And he was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers. More recently he helped co-found a company developing desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US.
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