Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Action NOW on Stimulus Bill

The Nation sent this urgent call out over Twitter.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, currently being debated in the Senate, was passed last week by the House of Representatives. If enacted, the economic recovery plan will be one of the biggest and boldest pieces of progressive legislation in the past forty years...

Nonetheless, as Horn reports, "Here in Washington, DC, the word on the street is that the Right is killing us with phone calls to Congress. One congressperson said the calls are running 100 to 1 against the Obama economic recovery plan. The legislation is now on the Senate floor. If Senators perceive that Americans side with Obama in this fight, that will strengthen the power of progressives in the debate and we'll get a good bill. If, on the other hand, Senators are feeling the heat from conservatives, then our advocates will be weakened and we'll get a lousy bill. That's just the way things go on Capitol Hill."

As the invaluable Fact-esque blog wrote yesterday "This is the Superbowl of Activism and We're Losing Big." Progressives need to hit the phones and fast. Call your Senators toll-free at 1-866-544-7573 and demand immediate passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Please take just a minute to call.