[act-ma] 2/26 Wisconsin solidarity rally in Boston Saturday

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Feb 25 08:26:42 PST 2011

Rally to Save the American Dream

In front of the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St. (Map) 

Boston, MA
Saturday, February 26   12 noon

--- On *Thu, 2/24/11, Daniel Mintz, MoveOn.org Political Action 
/<moveon-help at list.moveon.org>/* wrote:

    From: Daniel Mintz, MoveOn.org Political Action
    <moveon-help at list.moveon.org>
    Subject: Wisconsin solidarity rally in Boston Saturday
    To: "Michael Borkson" <nosanctions at yahoo.com>
    Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 1:20 PM

    Saturday at noon we're coming together to make sure the folks in
    Wisconsin know that millions of people are standing with them at
    rallies in cities across the country, including every state capital.

    There's a solidarity rally Saturday in Boston. Can you make it?


    RSVP for your local rally

    Dear MoveOn member,

    Whatever you've got planned for Saturday afternoon, reschedule it.

    Teachers, nurses, firefighters, students, police officers and others
    protesting in Wisconsin have occupied the Capitol building and
    streets of Madison for the past nine days.

    On Saturday at noon, their protest is going national. In cities
    across the nation, including every state capital, we'll come
    together to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin.

    This time the Republicans have gone too far in their attempts to
    bust unions, slash state budgets, and give tax breaks to their
    wealthy friends.

    So on Saturday we'll stand up to say that we're sick of the attacks
    on workers' rights. That we're sick of an economy that showers
    corporate executives with bonuses while squeezing middle-class
    families. That we still believe in the American Dream. And that
    we're willing to fight for it.

    Can you make it to the rally in Boston?

    Yes, I'll be there.

    No, I can't make it.

    We're putting everything we've got into one massive display of
    solidarity nationwide. We'll all show up wearing Wisconsin Badger
    colors: red and white. And if we can get huge crowds across the
    nation, it'll send a clear message that progressives are fired up
    and ready to go.

    Until this week, Republicans have dominated the debate over the
    economy—with Washington arguing about which vital programs to slash,
    instead of how to create jobs and help the middle class. Now the
    Republicans are threatening to shut down the government next week in
    order to force Democrats to agree to devastating cuts to NPR, the
    EPA, food aid to hungry kids, clean energy research, AmeriCorps and

    Butthanks to the folks braving the cold in Wisconsin, that could all
    change. This is an opening to call out the Republican game plan for
    what it is: a brazen effort to use a wrecked economy as an excuse to
    reward the rich and powerful while destroying 50 years of democratic

    That's why we've come together with a huge coalition of progressive
    organizations—from the Netroots to the labor movement, environmental
    groups to community organizations—to show our strength and make sure
    the folks in Wisconsin know that millions of people across the
    country are standing with them.

    Will you join us Saturday in Boston so we have a huge crowd? Click
    here to RSVP:


    Thanks for all you do.

    –Daniel, Robin, Amy, Tate, and the rest of the team

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