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October 07, 2013

National Protests of Government Shutdown

 

October 7, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY
Protest the Government Shut-down in the 
Southeast
Centers For Disease Control
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 
2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
1600 Clifton Rd Ne Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 525-5663
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 
call for 
National Protests of Government Shutdown
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:00 p.m. EDT
Chicago, Illinois. October 7, 2013
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and RainbowPUSH Coalition are organizing 
national protests against the Federal Government Shutdown in 
partnership with faith, labor and community leaders in cities around the 
nation.
Why We Must Rally and March
We march in protest and with moral outrage of shutting down 
the Federal Government because:
1. 1. More than 800,000 federal workers are unable to do their 
jobs 
2. 312 million American citizens are denied needed services. 
3. It is immoral to hold the government hostage and engage in 
“economic terrorism” to try to overturn a law that was enacted 
through constitutional means, declared constitutional by the 
Supreme Court and approved by the American people in a 2012 
national presidential campaign.
2. We march to demand that House Speaker John Boehner allow 
a vote on a clean CR - Continuing Resolution - in the House of 
Representatives and let Republicans and Democrats vote their 
conscience. If he does, it will pass, President Obama will sign it into 
law, federal workers will go back to work, and the American people 
will benefit. Ending this crisis is that simple! Keeping the government 
closed is unnecessary and hurtful to many Americans, especially our 
most vulnerable citizens – the poor, the elderly and children.
3. We march to Support Affordable Health Care Act, which is a 
health care law designed to bring affordable health care to 30 million 
Americans. The American people love the elements in the Affordable 
Care Act, but like “Obamacare” less. They love keeping children on 
a family’s health care plan until age 26; denying insurance companies 
the ability to stop people with pre-existing conditions from purchasing 
affordable health insurance; eliminating life-time spending limits by 
insurance companies; closing the “donut hole” in prescription drugs for 
seniors. 
4. We march to protest the politics of marginalizing and disparaging 
the poor and working class. The Southern-based neo-Confederate Tea 
Party, and those who vote with them in Congress, are shutting down 
a Federal Government that their states and people disproportionately 
depend on. For example, the states that are the reddest (most 
Republican and conservative) are the BIGGEST TAKERS from the 
Federal Government for their state budgets - i.e., they paid fewer dollars 
to the Federal Government and got more dollars back from the Federal 
Government; while the states that are the bluest (most Democratic 
and liberal) are the BIGGEST GIVERS - i.e., they paid more dollars 
to the Federal Government than they got in return. The top five state 
budgets most dependent on the Federal Government are: Mississippi 
(49.01%); Louisiana (46.52%); Arizona (45.70%); Missouri (44.36%); 
and Tennessee. In fact, 9 of the top 11 most dependent states voted 
Republican in the 2012 Presidential election. – Mississippi, Louisiana, 
Arizona, Missouri, Tennessee, Montana, Georgia, Texas and Wyoming 
– round out the list of the 11 most dependent states and were “Red” in 
the 2012 presidential election. Only New Mexico (“blue”), and New 
York (“blue”), were among the top 11 states most dependent on federal 
investments. So, like the Confederates of 1861 and 1961, the Senators 
and Representatives from those “red” conservative states are not acting 
and voting in the best interests of their constituents.
WHAT EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN CAN DO TODAY
1. Organize or join a march/rally at a Federal Building 
2. Call, email, tweet your US Representative 
3. Send a copy of this to your local paper and radio station
4, Post this Call to March on your personal FB page

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.  and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition

call for

National Protests of Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:00 p.m. EDT


 

Chicago, Illinois.  October 7, 2013


 

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and RainbowPUSH Coalition are organizing national protests against the Federal Government Shutdown in partnership with faith, labor and  community leaders in cities around the nation.

Why We Must Rally and March

 1. We march in protest and with  moral outrage of shutting down the Federal Government because:

 

2.  We march to demand that House Speaker John Boehner allow a vote on a clean CR - Continuing Resolution - in the House of Representatives and let Republicans and Democrats vote their conscience.  If he does, it will pass, President Obama will sign it into law, federal workers will go back to work, and the American people will benefit.  Ending this crisis is that simple!  Keeping the government closed is unnecessary and hurtful to many Americans, especially our most vulnerable citizens – the poor, the elderly and children.


 

3.  We march to Support Affordable Health Care Act, which is  a health care law designed to bring affordable health care to 30 million Americans.  The American people love the elements in the Affordable Care Act, but like “Obamacare” less.  They love keeping children on a family’s health care plan until age 26; denying insurance companies the ability to stop people with pre-existing conditions from purchasing affordable health insurance; eliminating life-time spending limits by insurance companies; closing the “donut hole” in prescription drugs for seniors. 


4.    We march to protest the politics of marginalizing and disparaging the poor and working class.  The Southern-based neo-Confederate Tea Party, and those who vote with them in Congress, are shutting down a Federal Government that their states and people disproportionately depend on.  For example, the states that are the reddest (most Republican and conservative) are the BIGGEST TAKERS from the Federal Government for their state budgets - i.e., they paid fewer dollars to the Federal Government and got more dollars back from the Federal Government; while the states that are the bluest (most Democratic and liberal) are the BIGGEST GIVERS - i.e., they paid more dollars to the Federal Government than they got in return.  The top five state budgets most dependent on the Federal Government are:  Mississippi (49.01%); Louisiana (46.52%); Arizona (45.70%); Missouri (44.36%); and Tennessee.  In fact, 9 of the top 11 most dependent states voted Republican in the 2012 Presidential election.  – Mississippi, Louisiana, Arizona, Missouri, Tennessee, Montana, Georgia, Texas and Wyoming – round out the list of the 11 most dependent states and were “Red” in the 2012 presidential election.  Only New Mexico (“blue”), and New York (“blue”), were among the top 11 states most dependent on federal investments.  So, like the Confederates of 1861 and 1961, the Senators and Representatives from those “red” conservative states are not acting and voting in the best interests of their constituents.

WHAT EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN CAN DO TODAY

1. Organize or join a march/rally at a Federal Building

2. Call, email, tweet your US Representative

3. Send a copy of this to your local paper and radio station

4, Post this Call to March on your personal FB page