Seize the Day: Call Congress
Send a message to Congress that Americans need jobs, not budget cuts to very necessary programs and services. Throughout our nation our infrastructure is crumbling as demonstrated by: the roads, schools, libraries, and parks that should be built or repaired. We have countless communities in our nation that have bridges in need of desperate repair, pothole covered streets, and missing street lights. Funding must be made available for maintaining our nation’s infrastructure. This necessary funding will serve multiply purposes including but not limited to: rebuild our nation’s infrastructure; as well as improve our economy because it would put unemployed people back to work across our nation.
Let your elected officials know that you are an everyday person, part of the 99%, and an informed voter. Further that you and other 99% members are calling on our government officials to make prudent decisions that would help our economy and our families. Call on legislators in the Super Committee to make decisions that will bring jobs and improvements to our communities, ultimately economic growth. It’s time for our elected officials in Washington to make decisions which improve the health and welfare of the 99%. Toward that goal, get involved. Take action that can and will change the future. Call or email your elected officials in Washington and let them know your thoughts about our nation’s economy. Additionally, if you are not already registered, get registered to vote. During elections, seize the opportunity to cast your vote. As was aptly stated by President Johnson when discussing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”[i]
Your vote can be decisive, stand up, speak out, be heard— participate in the “Rebuild the American Dream” movement and make your voice be heard. For further information on the “Rebuild the
American Dream Movement”, visit http://www.moveon.org. Sources: Moveon.org. Wikipedia.
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