Are You:

Are you tired of ..........

· Feeling like no one is fighting for working people?

· Ceos taking all our money?

· Corporations shipping our jobs out of the country?

· Companies escaping THEIR tax burden?

· Having no health care?

· Health care costs killing you?

· Making an economic decision to not utilize your Health Care?

· Having no retirement?

· Big business getting so big it seems to control everything?

· Gas prices with record profits for oil companies?

· Your hard work being exploited by a company?

· The banks exploiting the average hard working American?

· Being afraid to ask for a raise?

· The cost of living rising faster than your wages?

· Being laid off?

· Being over qualified for your job because you can't find a better paying one?

· Living pay check to pay check?

· Working in fear?



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

August congressional recess protests top 400

Voters across America have capped an unbelievably active month of August with a grand total of over 400 protests at congressional events. From a protest outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in Louisville, Kentucky, to a funeral march in suburban Houston, Texas to mark the death of jobs under Senator John Cornyn’s last decade in office, Americans have repeatedly stood up in town halls and outside congressional offices districts around the country. And as I’ve noted a number of times, even though it’s something that the national news has barely mentioned, the local news has definitely paid attention.

Take a look at this compilation of news clips from around the country:



Regardless of the national media near-blackout, local news stations responded to what was happening in the own cities and towns, and we can at least take heart that on average, far more people watch their local news broadcasts over national network or cable news.

It’s strange that the national news whiffed on this story. After all, congressional approval ratings are at their worst in history – a meager 12% approve of the job Congress is doing, and it’s no secret why congressional poll numbers are sagging. Congress has turned away from jumpstarting the economy and toward negotiating just how much to cut from essential programs like Medicare and Social Security. Meanwhile, the anemic recovery of the past year has completely stalled, adding a net zero new jobs in August, and the unemployment remains stuck above 9%. The national news media has picked up on all of these individual facts, but they seem to have missed the wider narrative of voters actually pushing back on the ground against their representatives in Congress.

So now that the month of August is over, and Congress is heading back to Washington DC after their summer break, what do you think we should do to keep giving them the message to focus on jobs, not cuts?

20 comments:

  1. Here are a few senator`s to call. I feel if we the people keep up with our agenda to end the war on workers and STOP the attemped killing of the middle class! We need to make sure they get the FUCKING MESSAGE!!!!!!!
    Feinstein, Dianne - (D - CA)
    (202) 224-3841
    Boxer, Barbara - (D - CA)
    (202) 224-3553
    Johnson, Ron - (R - WI)
    (202) 224-5323
    McConnell, Mitch - (R - KY)
    (202) 224-2541
    Portman, Rob - (R - OH)
    (202) 224-3353
    McCain, John - (R - AZ)
    (202) 224-2235
    This is from: Teamsterwood

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  2. I've been to many a protests. as an outsider I've always thought the chants need to be more thought out. it gets boring saying the same tired thing over and over.

    the same crowd is often saying different things. it can be a muddled mess.

    people should be strategically placed with megaphones. pre plan specific chants at appr. times so the crowd can chant in a more thunderous, unified voice

    maybe not the whole time but at least chant together in unison every so often

    it would be good if people would chant the same message across the country. THAT would send the message that we are organized

    gotta sing in unison to make music and music can move mountains

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