For the next 56 days I am devoting myself to "thinking globally and acting locally." I hope you will help me, wherever you are. If you're in FL, TX or WI, I hope this inspires you, as you inspire me.
YOUR HELP NEEDED....
by Mike Konopacki
I want to see Tom Corbett out of office. This man is a disgrace to Pennsylvania and the nation... absolutely the worst governor in the history of our Commonwealth.
Among his many disgusting deeds:
1) because tax cuts for the rich, there is a budget shortfall of close to 2 billion dollars, thousands of jobs were lost.
2) Governor Corbett has accepted gifts and contributions that are illegal.
3) accepted more than 3.6 million dollars from big oil and gas
4) PA is the only state that does not tax oil and gas companies for extraction of our natural resources - can anyone spell "quid pro quo"?
5) cut $1 billion from education, causing 77 school districts to raise property taxes, with more preparing to follow suit, increasing class size due to teacher layoffs.
6) Corbett is holding up the budget pending an agreement to destroy public employee pensions.
7) Under Corbett's "leadership" PA has dropped from 7th to 48th place in job creation
8) There is nothing "PUBLIC" that Corbett doesn't want to sell or privatize. He knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
Right now it looks like his opponent has a comfortable lead, but I don't think we can trust the Koch brothers, ALEC, and all the other candidate purchasers (especially Range Resources) to stay out of this race. They'll be pouring money into Pennsyvania to give their puppet another term as governor. I don't want to wake up on November 4th to see this headline::
Corbett Re-elected in Surprise Cliffhanger
The only way we can head this off is to bring Corbett's sordid record before the voters, and give them lots of real information on issues that are important to them - health care, education, union-busting, pension raiding, living wage jobs, police brutality, gun control, abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration, privatization, economic and racial inequality, poverty in Pennsylvania, public transit, the war on science, preserving parks and wilderness areas, encouraging sustainable energy, and protecting Pennsylvania citizens from being poisoned by fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas. We want to immunize the voters from right wing propaganda and falsehoods. You don't have to support all of these ideas listed above to want to DUMP CORBETT... but this Roadshow will be packed with information that you will value. And it will be fun!
HERE'S THE PLAN:
How would you like to see a roving caravan of cars emblazoned with CRUSH CORBETT magnetic signs rolling into your town, bringing talented musicians and articulate community activists coming to get out the vote in your community to CRUSH CORBETT !! This rollicking roadshow will include music, storytelling, comedy, news, theater and so much more. It will be an unforgettable, thought-provoking and fun-filled evening.
We'll do as many shows as we can fund. This is the same organizing model I used for the highly successful 'Sing Out for Singlepayer Roadshow' in 2009. As of September 9th, we have $1600 in individual sponsorships and $11,000 in underwritng from unions. We are still far from covering our expenses. This should be a grass-roots tour. I want lots more individual sponsors. The tentative tour schedule is:
Sept 24 - Brackenridge, USW Local, Tony Slomkoski confirmed
Sept 25 - anywhere within 2 hours from Pittsburgh... invite us!!
Sept 26 - Armstrong County - Kittanning - can someone work on this?
Sept 27 - Cambria County - Johnstown - Amy Niehouse confirmed
Sept 28 - Blair County - Altoona need help
Sept 29 - Indiana County - Indiana - Jim Dougherty needs help
Sept 30 - Beaver County - IBEW Hall Bob Schmetzer, Todd Davis confirmed
Oct 1 - Butler County - Butler need help
Oct 2 - Bedford - need help
Oct 3 - Harrisburg - Rick Smith, Judi Heh confirmed
Oct 4 -
Fayette County - Uniontown - Tom Breiding needs help
Voter Registration Deadline
Oct 13 - Philadelphia John Bekken, Alexis Buss, Thomas Paine Cronin confirmed need help
Oct 14 - Gettysburg - Charles T Strauss confirmed needs help
Oct 15 - Berks County - Reading Tom Herman
Oct 16 - State College - need help
Oct 17 - Bloomsburg - Walt Brasch confirmed
Oct 18 - Wikes Barre/Scranton - Todd O'Malley, Walt Brasch - need help
Oct 19 - Bradford - need help
Oct 20 - Erie - need help
Oct 21 - Meadville
We would be happy to bring this Roadshow to you on any open or unconfirmed dates right up to the election. INVITE US!! We're pretty self sufficient. We have sound, lights, decorations, and swag - bumper stickers,yard signs, window clings, highway signs and some amazing surprises. I don't want to add more dates until some of these with question marks and no contact person turn into performances.
I've got commitments from lots of wonderful local and national musicians. I can't send out the press releases and posters until we ger a few more dates confirmed. These shows are going to be so wonderful. I'm almost giddy with excitement about the Road Show. We'll help you lots. We have posters, press releases, and everything we need for the show. JUST FIND A ROOM WE CAN DO THE SHOW IN!!
Nov 3 - Pittsburgh - Needs Help
NOVEMBER 4th - CORBETT CRUSHED!!!
Concert Calendar (continuously updating at http://annefeeney.com/calendar.html)
If I've convinced you, email me, text me, or leave a message at http://facebook.com/crushcorbett ("Like" it while you're there) - I'll be happy to connect you with the organizers in your area, or help YOU to be the organizer.
Don't forget to send a contribution to help us crush Corbett!! Even if you don't live in Pennsylvania... this guy is a menace to us all. We've got to stop this frack-a-holic! Please forward this widely. WE CAN DO THIS!!!
by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
by check to:
2240 Milligan Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
thank you, thank you, thank you.
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