Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rally to Support the American Dream

Labor & Civil Rights groups to protest Republican/Corporate attack on workers rights at every level of government 

Participants to stand in solidarity with Wisconsin workers!  

On Tuesday, March 15, local MoveOn members will gather on the South Steps of the State Capitol to defend the American Dream. The event will urge ALL Labor Unions, Community Organizations and concerned individuals to stand strong against attacks on the American Dream and workers’  rights by Republicans, at both the state and national level, and will highlight the potentially disastrous effects of the Republican budget. 

The Republicans recently proposed more than $100 billion in cuts to the federal budget. At the event, participants will also stand in solidarity with Wisconsin workers, who had many of their rights stripped from them last week in a Republican power grab. 

On top of cutting dozens of government programs that hundreds of millions of Americans rely on, the proposed Republican budget cuts would also fire 65,000 teachers, kill 700,000 jobs, and send 10,000 veterans  into homelessness. 

Event participants will urge local, state and federal elected officials to defend the American Dream from the massive attacks on  workers’ rights and the middle class by Republicans, both in individual states and in Washington. 

Last week, Wisconsin Republicans rammed  through their attack on workers’ rights in a shocking power grab,  and Congress is poised to strike a horrible deal on the federal budget,  gutting health care, environmental protections, and housing assistance,  and costing jobs. Instead of punishing working Americans, we need to 
stop these attacks and invest in America by making corporations and millionaires pay their fair share. 

WHAT: Rally to Defend the American Dream  

WHO: MoveOn members, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Sacramento Chapter, Labor Unions, Community Organizations, Students and 
Concerned Citizens   
 
WHERE:South Steps State Capitol, corner of N and 11th Streets 
 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 PM  
  

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