Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Biggest Thunderclap ever for Jan. 30 Day of Action?

Here's where some of the Midwest action will be tomorrow.
Teamsters will be in the thick of tomorrow's actions against cuts to Social Security, Medicare and education. Many of our brothers and sisters are participating in the noon Thunderclap -- possibly the biggest ever. And they'll be mobilizing at congressional district offices and Social Security offices around the country. 

Ohio Teamsters, for example, will be taking direct action in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo. You can find an action near you here.

The AFL-CIO tells us:.
Another showdown looms on the horizon in Washington as the Tea Party controlled GOP continues its reckless crusade to stonewall any reasonable legislation to fix the economy. It’s another manufactured crisis and Republicans are holding the U.S. economy hostage.
Middle class families are fighting back and telling Congress to:
  • Oppose benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid
  • Close loopholes for Wall Street and the richest 2% of Americans and cancel sequestration
On Wednesday, January 30, we are mobilizing at congressional district offices across the nation to keep the spotlight on representatives to remind them they work for US and not the richest 2%.
You may be wondering what a Thunderclap is ...  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.

It's not to late to join. Click this link here. Then choose either “Support with Twitter” or “Support with Facebook”—or both! Then, add your name to the Thunderclap, and that’s it! On January 30, 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.

And be sure to use the #jobsnotcuts hashtag.