Ryan Budget Endorsed by Romney Would Kill 1 Million Jobs in 1 Year
Madison, WI — MoveOn members will distribute 1 million pink slips across the country Thursday to inform voters about how Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan’s plans would cost 1 million jobs in just 1 year, and Madison and Milwaukee will be part of the action.
MoveOn members in Madison will meet at 4:30 PM at the State Street Mall on Thursday wearing pink and will hold signs and be available to the media before they split up to deliver pink slips to voters.
MoveOn members in Milwaukee will meet at 12:00 PM on the Bradford Beach Sidewalk on Thursday and will hold signs and be available to the media before they split up to deliver pink slips to voters.
The Ryan budget, endorsed by Mitt Romney, would end Medicare and slash public education spending and economic investment, by asking the middle class to pay more yet offering more tax cuts to the rich. The nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute projected this approach would kill more than 1 million jobs in 2013 and more than 4.1 million jobs by the end of 2014.
“Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the 1%’s dream team, but they’d be a nightmare for the poor and middle class,” said Gene Lundergran a MoveOn member from Madison. “We’re distributing these pink slips so voters know just how much harm Romney and Ryan’s flawed trickle down theory would do to the economy, and how many jobs they would kill.”
MoveOn.org Political Action members across the country are organizing hundreds of events on Thursday in which they’ll deliver the pink slips to voters. MoveOn members and others will also be able share an online version of the pink slip with their friends and family members via email and social media.
WHAT: Sign-holding and media availability before distribution of Romney-Ryan pink slips
WHO: MoveOn.org Political Action members
WHEN: from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012
WHERE: On the corner of State Street Mall, 711 State Street and Lake Street, Madison, WI 53718