Friday, January 25, 2013

Teamsters take action to preserve Social Security, Medicare and education

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters right now is sending out a Call to Action to our Teamster family. It says:
Extremist lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and education as ways to reduce the national deficit. We need reasonable fiscal policy – not harmful cuts to the vital programs that we all pay into and rely on.  Reducing the deficit on the backs of the middle class is just plain wrong. What’s worse is that these cuts would be used to continue the tax breaks for the top 2% and big corporations. 
On January 30th, events will be held across the country to send Congress a clear message: No cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and education! Make the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share! To find an event in your area, please go to We hope to see you out there!
Join the Thunderclap

Even if you can't join a direct action, you can send a loud message to Congress by joining our Thunderclap.
You’re probably wondering: What is a Thunderclap? It’s a new website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message all at the same time on the same day in order to achieve the maximum effect. Think of this action as an online flash mob in support of a reasonable fiscal policy for the nation. 
Click on this link and choose either “Support with Twitter” or “Support with Facebook”—or both! Then, add your name to the Thunderclap, and that’s it! On January 30th, everyone that has signed up will automatically have the same message posted on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. The message includes a link to a petition demanding Congress make the right decisions during the ongoing fiscal debate in Washington. 
With your help, on January 30th, thousands of people across the country will demand that big corporations and the richest 2% pay their fair share, and vital programs like Social Security, Medicare, and education will not be cut.