THE ACTION, a Grassroots Organization Delivers Petitions To Congressman Bass

The Action

A grassroots organization called ‘THE ACTION’ is a movement by people who demanding an end to the Bush Era Tax Cuts to those making more that $250,000 dollars aka the 2%. Today they focused their actions on Congressman Charlie Bass.

Congressman Bass may have lost his re-election bid, but he is still representing us in Washington as the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations begin. Today, activists delivered a petition urging Bass to support an up-or-down vote on continued tax relief for 98% of Americans and 97% of businesses and sang Christmas carols at the Nashua office of Rep. Charlie Bass in Nashua.

A ‘discharge petition’ is currently being circulated in the House of Representatives and would give the House a chance for an up-or-down vote on a $2,000 tax cut for 98% of Americans.  Voters across the state have signed a petition urging Rep. Bass – who has long advocated for low taxes and middle-class economic health – to demonstrate his support for both low taxes and the middle class by signing the discharge petition and voting in support of the Senate bill.

Pres. Obama has advocated starting the process of getting the nation’s budget house in order with this measure. “Let’s begin our work with where we agree,” the president said, observing that the Senate has already passed the bill and that both parties agree that increasing middle-class taxes would hobble the recovery.

“If we can get a few House Republicans to agree as well, I’ll sign this bill as soon as the House sends it my way.”
(CNN.com “GOP divide over Obama tax plan goes public,”  Tom Cohen, November 28, 2012).

We need to bring more attention to the obstructionism that is currently occurring the US House.  We need a truly bi-partisan approach to solving this fiscal dilemma.  We all can agree that our country has a fiscal dilemma, the difference only seems to be how to resolve this dilemma.

Congressman Bass should listen to his constituents by voting to end the Bush Era Tax cuts to those people who are making over $250,000 dollars.

NH AFL-CIO To Hold Candlelight Vigils For New Hampshire Senators

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Labor leaders and community activists from across New Hampshire will come together to hold a candlelight vigil in front of the two NH Senator’s offices.  

On monday Dec 10th middle class workers and their families will come together to opposes the dangerous cuts to Social Security and Medicare, being proposed in Congress. We need to send a strong and clear message to Senator Ayotte and Senator Shaheen, that cuts to these programs should not even be in the ‘fiscal cliff’ discussion.

“In one of the most prosperous countries in the world, everyone should be able to retire with health and dignity,” said AFL-CIO President Trumka. “Working families across the country have made it clear that we need to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits. Millions of working people, jobless people and retirees shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health care and retirement security so that the richest 2% can continue getting more tax breaks. It’s time for our elected leaders to focus on creating an economy that invests in jobs, healthcare and education for all.”

Vigils at all locations are from 4:00-5:00pm.

Here are the details from the NH AFL-CIO:

IN MANCHESTER: 

We’ll gather outside Senator Ayotte’s office at 4:00pm for a quick briefing. From there, we’ll take a group of people a few blocks down Elm Street for a vigil at Senator Shaheen’s office.

Sen. Ayotte’s Manchester Office Location:
1200 Elm Street, Manchester NH (near corner of W Bridge St)

IN PORTSMOUTH:

Meet outside Senator Ayotte’s Seacoast office at 4:00pm.
Senator Ayotte’s Portsmouth Office Location:
14 Manchester Square, Portsmouth (Pease International Tradeport)

Join Us

Join the hundreds of working families across the country who will be participating in a national Candlelight Campaign to urge Congress to say no to cuts to benefits for Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, and to end tax cuts for the richest 2%.

If you are not from New Hampshire, many state AFL-CIO federations and CLC will be hosting candlelight vigils just like this.  Find one near you.