A huge disconnect

We have one week to stop the supercommittee from agreeing to massive cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Can you help us use all the energy in the country to pierce the D.C. bubble, before it’s too late?

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Dear MoveOn member,

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Washington more out of touch with the mood of the country.

America is talking about how to make the economy work for the 99%. But in Washington, Democrats on the supercommittee are offering “deals” that contain huge cuts to Medicare and Social Security while doing little to make millionaires pay their fair share.1If we do nothing, these cuts could be agreed to next week.

With all eyes on Occupy Wall Street, many progressives aren’t aware that the supercommittee exists—let alone that it reports next week. And so politicians think they can slip through an awful deal without anyone noticing until it’s too late.

We have an emergency plan—releasing a new ad this week, holding hundreds of on-the-ground actions targeting key members of Congress, making hundreds of citizen lobbying calls, and polling voters in battleground states—all designed to raise the alarm and show Washington that they’ll be major consequences if they keep protecting the 1% at the expense of the rest of us.

To implement the plan—the whole thing—we need to raise $185,000 today.

Chip in $5 now to turn all this energy into power.

Especially in this environment, it’s unthinkable that supercommittee Democrats are talking about further cuts to basic needs programs like Social Security and Medicare, on top of deep cuts this summer.

But it only takes one vote from a Democrat on the committee to agree to a deal that would make the 99% pay for tax breaks to the 1%.

That’s why this next week is critical. If progressives only start paying attention to the supercommittee after its passed its plan, it’ll be too late. We have to keep up the demand that they protect Social Security and Medicare, and make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share. Can you chip in to keep the pressure on?


Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Peter, Elena, Milan, and the rest of the team


1. “Debt Supercommittee Opponents Dig in With Deadline a Week Away,” Bloomberg Businessweek, November 16, 2011

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