"In Solidarity with the People of Wisconsin"

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 all." 

from MoveOn.org Political Action:

50-State Mobilization to Save the American Dream

Calling all students, teachers, union members, workers, patriots, public servants, unemployed folks, progressives, and people of conscience:

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 back.

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.