Doesn't it seem all too familiar? Last time, it was a terrorist attack that was used to push through the Patriot Act and to launch an illegal and immoral war that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Now the Bush Administration announces that we are on the verge of a financial meltdown and the only solution is to fork over $700 billion-with no oversight, no accountability, no transparency, no nothing-to the very people and institutions who got us into this mess. And who is going to foot the bill for this experiment? The American taxpayer. We know this bailout is bull sh*t-- we need accountability and transparency NOW.
Congress needs to feel the heat from people in the streets, not Wall Street-join or create an emergency rally against the bailout in your community tomorrow, Thursday, September 25th. In NYC, we've been working with a coalition of peace and justice groups and will create an enormous pile of junk down by the Wall Street "Bull" and demand "Bail Out my JUNK too!"
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Call your Senators and take to the streets tomorrow to say NO to corporate welfare at the expense of our communities.
Tell them: No more blank checks for war. No blank check for Wall Street. Ask them: What about an emergency tax on the wealthy for the bailout and a citizen commission to oversee the bailout? What about an ongoing tax, where every Wall Street transaction gets taxed? The future of our country-our environment, our health care, our education, our roads and bridges-depends on your action NOW. Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
CODEPINK was in Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing declaring "No welfare for the wealthy" and "Stop bailing out billionaires and bail out our troops!"- and we will continue to raise a ruckus to protest this economic highway robbery.
Thank you for standing up and calling "bull" sh*t when you see it! Let's take the bull by the horns together!
Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori, Medea, Nancy, and Rae
P.S. This Saturday, September 27th, join tens of thousands of Americans to stand up for REAL solutions to our military, climate, and economic crisis by joining a Green for All event. Find an action near you or plan one! It's as simple as taking a photo in your community with a sign that says "I'm Ready for Green Jobs" to show the candidates, the Congress, and the public that America is ready for Green Jobs Now. Full details at www.greenjobsnow.com