Sign up for the Save the Dream Rally at the State Capitol in Montgomery this Saturday.
From MoveOn, SEIU. AFSCME, DFA, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Working America, People for the American Way, Jobs with Justice, and 35 or so other organizations ... a call to support Wisconsin workers and Save the American Dream of upward mobility through hard work.
In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services.
On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, we are organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin. We demand an end to the attacks on worker's rights and public services across the country. We demand investment, to create decent jobs for the millions of people who desperately want to work. And we demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share.
We are all Wisconsin. We are all Americans.
This Saturday, we will stand together to Save the American Dream. Be sure to wear Wisconsin Badger colors—red and white—to show your solidarity.
Sign up today to join in!
If you don't have any Badger red, Alabama red will be just fine! Details of the Montgomery Rally are as follows:
Saturday, 26 Feb 2011, 12:00 PM
Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36131
At the sign-up page, the host says this rally is "to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin and for all the people of Alabama to stand up as well. I have never done this before, but it is time we all speak out and demand an end to the attacks on worker's rights and public services across the country. We demand investment, to create decent jobs for the millions of people who desperately want to work. And we demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share. We are all Wisconsin. We are all Americans. Please join me at the rally and bring a friend!"
Alabama has no SEIU or AFSCME presence that I can find and, although the national AFL-CIO is a co-sponsor of the Save the American Dream rallies on Saturday, the Alabama AFL-CIO will be holding their rally at a later date, TBA and says their local affiliates will not be participating Saturday. Because of that limited union participation, it's going to be harder to turn out a really big crowd in Montgomery on Saturday and the burden of organizing the Alabama rally falls heavily on Ms. McClarin and her associates on the ground in Montgomery. Which makes it all the more important for regular folks -- like YOU! -- who are fed up with giveaways to billionaires paid for by the middle class to get involved.
Like the folks at MoveOn said in their email, "Whatever you've got planned for Saturday afternoon, reschedule it." Sign up to stand up for the middle class and the American Dream, then spread the word. Like it, tweet it, stumble it, send it to everyone you know and start exercising your organizing muscle to stand up for what you know is right.