Republicans in Congress are holding the middle class hostage – proposing a federal budget that would would cut 700,000 to 1 million jobs from our communities and slash funding to support preschool and college students, pregnant women, unemployed workers, and much more. This isn’t a budget, it’s a slap in the face to the public workers, services, and institutions making the American Dream possible. We have until the March 18 budget deadline to push Congress in another direction.
So after work on Tuesday, March 15, we’re mobilizing Defend the Dream events in all 50 states at our schools, libraries, fire stations, hospitals, and parks to stand up against Republican attacks. If we can mobilize thousands of people again for a national day of action before the March 18 deadline, we’ll give progressive fighters in Congress a better chance to stave off cuts and pass a budget that invests in the Dream. We’ll show our support for the public workers, services, and institutions making a difference in our lives but we’ll also make sure that Congress knows we’ll hold them accountable for their vote.
You can sign up for the Defend the Dream Action:
Defend The Dream
Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th St, North Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55487
I hope you’ll sign up.
If the Minneapolis location doesn’t work for you, there is another rally in St. Paul at the same time. Carol Hefferman and Dave Callaway are hosting that rally at Rice Park, 90@. 4th St. at 5:30 on Tuesday March 15,2011. To sign up for this event go to the following link:
Please sign up for one of these events to “Defend the Dream”