Wednesday, August 10, 2011
In the wake of the final debt deal that raises the nation’s debt ceiling but fails to protect the middle class, local residents will gather Wednesday, at noon, at Rep. Pallone’s office to ask that he continue to stand up for the American Dream and focus on job creation, while many in Washington are focusing on cuts to vital programs that Americans depend on.
The recently passed debt deal, which will do nothing to create jobs, forces deep cuts to important programs that protect the middle class while asking nothing of big corporations and millionaires. And though it does not require cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid benefits, it opens the door for these down the road via an unaccountable Congressional committee.
“We need Washington to focus on protecting the American Dream and creating jobs, not pushing for more cuts to vital services,” said Marilyn Michaels, a local MoveOn member. “The Republicans in Washington are holding our economy hostage in pursuit of their extreme ideological agenda. We need Representative Pallone to continue to stand up for the folks in our community and demand more jobs not more cuts.”
The rally will take place on Wednesday at noon at 504 Broadway Long Branch, NJ 07740.
Participants will also deliver to Rep. Pallone a new Contract for the American Dream: a plan, written by over 125,000 Americans, to create jobs rather than destroy them. The Contract was released Monday and is attached.
The rallies being held this week are being organized by the new American Dream Movement. In July, over 800 rallies were held across the country to protest the final debt deal that fails to protect the middle class. The American Dream Movement is a growing movement inspired by protests in Wisconsin and fueled by the brutal right-wing attacks on
Contact: Marilyn Michaels