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March 22, 2011 > Letter to the editor: Citizens rally to defend the American Dream

Letter to the editor: Citizens rally to defend the American Dream

On Tuesday, March 15, local MoveOn members gathered in front of Warm Springs Elementary School to defend the American Dream. The event urged elected officials to stand strong against attacks on the American Dream and workers' rights by Republicans, at both the state and national levels, and highlighted the potentially disastrous effects of the Republican budget. At the event, participants also stood in solidarity with Wisconsin workers who had many of their rights stripped from them last week in a Republican power grab.

Besides cutting dozens of government programs upon which millions of Americans rely, the proposed Republican budget cuts would also fire 65,000 teachers, kill 700,000 jobs and send 10,000 veterans into homelessness.

Wisconsin Republicans rammed through their attack on workers' rights in a shocking power grab and Congress is poised to strike a horrible deal on the federal budget, gutting health care, environmental protections, housing assistance and costing of jobs, Instead of punishing working Americans, we need to stop these attacks and invest in America by making corporations and millionaires pay their fair share.

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Jackie Wise

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