Joan and Bob King, my parents
I am so proud of my parents, who have learned in the last 5 years or so to stand up for their beliefs. My Mom is helping to coordinate the American Dream in our area.
Here 3 photos from the event today at Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick’s office:
This is an email that my Mom sent out after the event:
My family and I have just returned from this very successful event - “The Funeral For The Middle Class” - in the parking lot of Congressman Fitzpatrick’s Office Complex. The turnout was amazing and we thank all of you who came out to support us . We were joined, over 100 strong, with members of MoveOn, PennAction, SEIU, AFL/CIO and many more groups to March, Sing, and Share Stories of our need for JOBS NOW.
It was very moving and emotional hearing the heart wrenching stories of everyday Americans who have lost their jobs and now no longer have unemployment benefits. They have no Health Insurance and no way to get any. Everyone who had lost their jobs made the point that THEY WANT TO WORK!!! They are NOT LAZY, as some politicians have stated, and they are doing ALL THEY CAN to find a new job!!
We are all fighting for our very survival and for the survival of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security!!! Congressman Fitzpatrick was told about this event and invited to attend. Although he said he would try to come, he did not!!! It was important for Congressman Fitzpatrick to hear our message.
We shall not give up the fight!!! It is very important for ALL OF US to get involved and become active in these groups. Last month, during the Debt Ceiling Debacle, we were given a very clear picture of what will happen to the job market, all of our benefits, to our children and grand children’s futures and to the Rights we have always had, if the opposition party gets back into power!!!
I was on a conference call last night, with other MoveOn Restore The American Dream Coordinators from all over the country. We discussed different ideas to reach out to more members of our communities who would join forces with us, so as to build a strong movement. We need to be ready early, working with all of the other like movements, to counter the Tea Party’s Influence on our Politicians. We need to be sure we elect those who will stand up for the Middle Class and for the values we all share, not those who stand up only for the RICH and POWERFUL in this country.!
If you believe as we do, please join with me and Robin, to strengthen our local network. Reach out to your friends, neighbors and family to come when we plan these events so they can participate and add their ideas. This month is dedicated to the Need for JOBS and to Educate
All of the Voters about the TRUE effects the RYAN BILL, which all the REPUBLICANS voted for, will have on our Nation!!!
Again, thank you to all who came out. We will be in touch with the next events we have scheduled , please try to join us!!!.