OFA Email: Organizing For Tax Hikes


My evil stalking troll signed me up at Obama’s Organizing for America and I remain on their email list. OFA NY just sent me this one – they’re now organizing for tax hikes:

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
On election day, we gave President Obama a mandate to fight for the Middle Class. We sent a strong message: end the Bush Tax Cuts for the top 2%, protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid from any cuts, and invest in good jobs to get our economy back on track.
But winning the election was just the beginning.
As Congress gears up for a major showdown over federal spending, here in New York, we are building a movement to win on these issues. We need you to be a part of it.
There are two important conference calls you should dial into.

I)  The first is a special call just for OFA-NY leaders with the White House on Monday, September 26th at 8:00pm ET to talk about the programs being organized to help President Obama.
II) We’ve got five weeks to get Congress to put regular people first for a change. Join a host of organizations for a telephone teach-in about the fiscal cliff, the statewide campaign to end the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%, and how you can get involved!
Two options:
-11:00 am – Tuesday, November 27th – Click here to RSVP: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/MZRQTMIOIES0X1W
-7:00 pm – Tuesday, November 27th – Click here to RSVP: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/ZB6Y489VSC3ILS
This year’s election was about demanding fairness and accountability from government.
What happens next will test the power of our progressive movement. We won the election.
We’ll be fighting to:
    • End the Bush Tax Cuts for the top 2% (stopping an average $130,000 tax cut for millionaires)
    • Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from any cuts
    • Create good-paying jobs to help rebuild our economy
For the next five weeks, we’ll need you to make phone calls to Congress, join us at events and rallies, write to your local newspapers and post to Facebook and Twitter.
It’s all hands on deck — for the next five weeks — to make sure we win the most important budget fight in decades.
After years of right-wing members of congress holding the interests of working families hostage, we now have the upper hand.
It’s up to us.
Please join us on both on Monday at 8:00pm ET, and then on Tuesday at either 11:00 am or 7:00 pm to get involved.
Thank you,
Rob Diamond
P.S.  Feel free to share this with your Neighborhood Teams
I figure it was okay to share with all of you. It’s just a big neighborhood.