CODEPINK: Friend, WE DID IT!!! We can't stop now!
- CODEPINK: Friend, WE DID IT!!! We can't stop now!
Friend, WE DID IT!!! We can't stop now!
September 30, 2008
WE DID IT!!! Let us repeat: WE DID IT!
We joined together, in a wonderful, resolute outpouring of democracy.
We stood toe-to-toe with Wall Street and their lackeys in Congress,
and defeated them. Amazing what can happen when the people stand up!
In Washington DC, as CODEPINK staged a "die-in" on the steps of the
Capitol to say "Bailout? Over my dead body," Cong. Carolyn Kilpatrick
gave us a big hug and said, "It's thanks to you that the bill is
better than it was, and it's thanks to you that the next bill will be
better than this one. Keep it up."
That's just what we intend to do-demand that Congress go back to the
drawing board and come up with bottom-up solutions that will provide
direct relief for struggling homeowners, invest in a productive
economy and force Wall Street to pay for its mistakes. Now is the
time to mobilize our "people power."
This Wednesday, October 1st, we are taking to the streets again to
say "Bail out Main Street, not Wall Street!" If your Congressperson
voted for this bill, take your event to their office. Show your
outrage with a picket line, a sit-in or-better yet-organize a 24-hour
encampment outside their office or their home. Find or create an
event in your area. Remember, call the media!
Flood the offices of your rep and Senator with calls (202-224-3121).
Tell them to only vote Yes on future bailout bills that will directly
benefit the American people. Add that we can save $12 billion a month
by bringing our troops home!
Tell Senators Obama and McCain to provide leadership by standing up
for the people, not Wall Street. Sign the petition and we will hand-
deliver your signatures and comments to their DC offices on
Wednesday, October 1.
We've breathed some life back into our democracy, but we can't stop
now! Email your friends, your families, your coworkers, your sports
team, your religious group, you civic organization and tell them the
moment is now to stand up against giving away our tax dollars to the
Let's join together this Wednesday and make them feel our power!
Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori,
Medea, Nancy, and Rae
p.s. To educate yourself about the current crisis and alternative
Time for a Taxpayers Revolt
Joseph Stiglitz article on the Huffington Post
Subprime Mess Explained in a PowerPoint Presentation
Dollars and Cents blog
http://bailoutmainstreet.com (our coalition partner)
Great YouTube of Rep. Marcy Kaptur