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  •  From Robert Borosage at CAF (6+ / 0-)

    100 to 1.  We've gotten word  from our progressive  friends on Capitol Hill  that  for  every  one  hundred  phone  calls  to  Congress  from conservatives trying to obstruct change, there is only one phone  call from  a  citizen  demanding  passage  of  President  Obama’s  economic
    recovery bill.

    Backed by  this conservative  grassroots pressure,  Senate Republicans are moving rapidly as a block  to obstruct — pushing reforms that  are
    designed essentially  to make  the plan  fail. They're  demanding thatbillions be cut from a plan  that, if anything, is already too  small,
    and that more be diverted to top-end tax cuts.

    That's not how you create jobs or counter a recession.

    We can't  allow this  partisan posturing  in the  midst of  a national crisis. Progressives  need to  pick up  the phone  now to  counter the
    onslaught of calls pouring into the Senate from conservatives.

    Call 1-866-544-7573 and tell your Senators: Pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act NOW!

    Consider what conservatives might succeed in passing if they  continue to out-call us 100 to 1:

    Giving corporations a 30% tax cut, instead of investing in clean green energy that will put people to work.

    $3.1 trillion in tax  cuts for the wealthy  that we know simply  don't work to create jobs.

    Less help for states that will  be forced to lay off workers,  instead of funds to retain police and teachers. This is not the change America
    is demanding.  It's the  same failed  Bush policies  that drove  us to economic disaster. It's  time to get  to work. This  is the first  big
    battle of  the Obama  administration, and  we’ve got  to reignite  the fight for change.

    Call 1-866-544-7573 and tell your Senators: Resist right-wing pressure and pass an economic recovery bill that puts ordinary Americans first.

    Most  Americans  support  a  big  and  bold  bill  that  creates jobs, generates clean energy, modernizes infrastructure, makes education and
    health  care  more  affordable  and  protects  state  governments from slashing services.

    But that message is getting drowned out in Washington as conservatives out-organize us and bury Congress in calls. We need to respond!

    Call  1-866-544-7573  and tell  your  Senators: Pass  a  big and  bold economic recovery bill that puts America back to work.

    On  the  night Barack  Obama  was elected  President,  he said,  "This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for  us
    to make that change. And that cannot  happen if we go back to the  way things were. It cannot happen without you."

    And it cannot happen if we  let conservatives out maneuver us on  this pivotal first fight 100 to 1. If we want to turn change from a  slogan
    to reality, we must speak up. Now.

    Sincerely,

    Robert L. Borosage, Co-Director Campaign for America’s Future
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    People we need to get mad.  Not at Obama but at the GOP who are obstructing critical legislation!  Get on the phone please even if your Senators are likely to support the bill.

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