Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tricounty DFA Update: All On The Line: Rally Tomorrow In Albany
A special update:
Make Or Break
I am sure you are all following the astonishing blow-up in Wisconsin. This is a make-or-break battle for the rights of working Americans. The Wisconsin unions have already given the Governor everything he wants financially. But that is not enough. Conservative extremists want to destroy the right of working Americans to organize collectively. If they succeed, the middle class in this country is finished.
Rally Tomorrow In Albany
There is a major protest in Albany tomorrow being organized by a union-led coalition of groups.
NYSUT, the state AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Capital District Area Labor Federation, and other unions are organizing a rally backed by a coalition of
progressive groups at Noon at the west steps of the State Capitol building in Albany. I urge everyone who can to go.
The Larger Stakes
It is no accident this right wing attack is backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. They and people like them want to not only destroy the middle class, they want to defund Democrats, liberals and progressives to lock in their power. The Supreme Court's outrageous Citizen's United decision is a key part. So we are not only on the verge of losing the middle class, but democracy itself.
Eugene Robinson and Paul Krugman brilliantly summarize the issues:
Support Our Heros
Richard also sends along that we need to thank the 14 hero Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate who left the state to stop this right wing attack, and stand with public employees in other states:
Grassroots On Their Own
Equally astonishing as this attempted conservative coup, is the total collapse of leadership at the very top of the Democratic Party. Frank sent me this clip from the Ed Show, and it is sensational, and I recommend everyone watch it. We simply have to forget about leadership from the White House, and focus on turning back these attacks and taking back the House of Representatives:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/41771258#41771258
Meeting Next Week
Also, don't forget! We will be having our usual monthly meeting of Democracy For The Greater Glens Falls Area this Wednesday, March 2nd, at 7pm the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe in downtown Glens Falls. More on that later this weekend.