Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Your representative will see this one
It's been nearly a month since President Obama proposed his plan to get Americans working again and lower the deficit. But House Republicans, led by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are actually bragging that they'll never give it a vote.
That's not leadership; it's politics at its lowest.
The President was in Dallas yesterday urging Americans who support the American Jobs Act to demand that Congress pass it now. You can join him by contacting your lawmakers on their Twitter accounts or writing a letter to your local newspaper editor today.
If you're on Twitter, use the campaign's brand new tool to find your member of Congress and Tweet for jobs.
Here's the beauty of Twitter: Many members of Congress personally monitor their accounts and receive the messages people send them. So if you use Twitter to hold them accountable and demand they pass this bill, they'll see it -- and because messages on Twitter are public, so will everyone else, from reporters to other constituents.
So Tweet for jobs now:
Even if you don't use Twitter, you can help by writing the editor of your local paper. Reporters will see that letter, too, as well as fellow voters in your community, and congressional staff will see it when they monitor their daily press clips. You can even use the campaign's letter-to-the-editor tool to get facts about the American Jobs Act and tips about getting a letter published so other readers will see it.
Get started on one now:
The American Jobs Act is not a controversial bill.
If passed, it would put us on a path to strengthening our community colleges and rebuilding our roads and bridges. It would make sure teachers and firefighters can keep their jobs, and it would all be fully paid for.
Yet House Republicans just don't seem to care whether it's good policy. As one Republican staffer said, they won't hand the President a win right now -- even if that means hurting the economy even more. If the only way to take away Barack Obama's job is to take away yours, they'll do it.
But this isn't about winning or losing -- it's about creating jobs.
If they keep acting like that, we'll work to make sure it costs them theirs, too. Tweet for jobs today:
Or write a letter to the editor:
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