|Feb. 26, 2011--A coalition of
progressive organizations led by MoveOn.org organized "Save The
American Dream" rallies in all 50 state capitals "to show solidarity
with the workers of Wisconsin and protest against the national
Republican plan to slash vital services in the federal budget and
potentially shutdown the government." Among the speakers at the
rally at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC was Van Jones, an activist and
long-time advocate for green jobs who resigned from a position in the
Obama Administration in Sept. 2009 after several past remarks and
activities set off a controversy among conservatives. Speaking
here, Jones cited the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, calling for
"liberty and justice for
MoveOn.org Political Action:
Mobilization to Save the American Dream
Calling all students, teachers,
union members, workers, patriots,
public servants, unemployed folks, progressives, and people of
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. The
right to organize is on the chopping block. The American Dream is
slipping out of reach for more and more Americans, and we have to fight
We call for emergency rallies in front of every statehouse this
Saturday at noon to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin.
Demand an end to the attacks on workers' rights and public services
across the country. Demand investment, to create decent jobs for the
millions of people who desperately want to work. And demand that the
rich and powerful pay their fair share.
We are all Wisconsin.
We are all Americans.
Add your endorsement and this Saturday we will stand together to save
the American Dream.