Call to Action!
new! DO THIS NOW: Saturday and Sunday, Fiscal Cliff Blogging
Last night in downtown Sharon was great! We had 22 people out, including youngster Alexis. Current and former small business owners, current and former teachers, a labor leader, a former congressional candidate, and one of Congressman Kelly's favorite thorns all spoke on behalf of the Middle Class in the Third District. The TV news from Youngstown was there doing one-on-one interviews and covering the gathering. The Sharon Herald sent a reporter. And the topics ranged from Social Security cost of living calculations, the potential and hazardous plan to tax employer-contributed health insurance plans, the potential plan to soak the Middle Class by taking away the home mortgage interest deduction, and the difficulty for most Middle Class Americans if they have to absorb a $2,000+ increase in taxes beginning next week, just to protect the interests of the highest income earners in our country. We learned that the Congressional leaders left the White House without resolution, and over dinner afterwards, we learned to expect a House vote on Sunday night. And so we call on you to break into action once more, and RIGHT NOW!
First, call Congressman Kelly's Washington office today and tomorrow, (202) 225-5406. Someone should be answering the phone. If they don't then try to leave a message. If you cannot leave a message, see if you can leave one through his website, https://kelly.house.gov/contact-me/email-me.
Second, help us out with ideas for blog posts. These will be posted on the DWMC, The Action, and Kestone Progress websites and on Facebook. You don't have to write the blog, just pass along ideas to Missa Eaton and Judy Hines. If you want to write blogs, that's great, but please keep them factual and non-snarky. We're not attacking; we're giving reasons why our Congressman and others should vote in the best interests of 98% of Americans. Also, others have volunteered to read over your blog prior to posting so that we can edit and make our case as logically as possible. Just contact Missa Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third, talk to your friends about calling and offering ideas for blog posts.
Fourth, if we go over this cliff, then remind people that this was Congress's making. This is not President Obama's cliff, although he will, yet again, have to fix it.