National Day of Action Monday, December 10, 2012
As Republicans force a fiscal showdown during the Lame Duck session of Congress, a big fightback is heating up across the country. The majority of voters and in recent polls agree. Tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the economy and jobs is disastrous for millions of people and bad for our country.
The first demands are: No tax breaks for the top two percent! No cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid! This is the mandate of the election. Visits to members of Congress, calls, rallies and vigils are being organized. On Monday, December 10 actions are being organized across the country.
To find the action near you visit the AFL-CIO website America Wants to Work or go to Move On or to The Action and post or find your local December 10 Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts.
In addition, a campaign is underway to get 218 members of Congress to sign a discharge petition that would require the House leadership to bring to the floor HR 15 The Middle Class Tax Cut Act. This act, already passed by the Senate, would extend the Bush tax cuts for the 98 percent.
The incredible organizing that resulted in the election victory must continue and expand to achieve priorities that say no to austerity and no to wars and put working people first. We need jobs not cuts.
Soon to be posted: “Cliff Notes: Don't Bargain with Working People’s Lives,” December 4 teleconference report by Art Perlo, chair Economics Commission CPUSA.