Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bailout Slim Jims - Vote them out.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday told Congress another wave of government spending may be needed following a first stimulus package earlier this year.
--from Reuters

Congress and the Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass a terrible terrible bailout bill, setting a terrible precedent of handing out taxpayer money and extending public debt with wanton disregard - to benefit wall street and other big business interests, not to mention the quickly accelerating consolidation of federal powers, and even worse (as if it was possible) federal ownership.

Campaign for Liberty is proud to announce the release of their new slimjim - "Congress Bails Out Wall Street" - for download.

This slimjim has information about the bailout and a call to action on one side, and an introduction to C4L (our mission statement and a statement of goals and principles) on the other side. There is a slimjim for each of the legislators who voted for the bailout - with their name in bold and a local office number for their constituents to call.

To download, click on the Campaign's "States" page and look for your state. The pdf pertaining to your district can be found beside your representative and senators' names on our list. They will be listed as "Download color handout" and "Side 2."

Last week, C4L President John Tate announced that we want to produce and distribute these slimjims in key districts.

If you haven't yet contributed to this program, please consider doing so today here. There is also a simple, short version available that can be quickly handed out. These can be found right above the slimjims, and are marked as "Download handout." Special thanks to Adam Kokesh for designing the slimjims and for his many hours of hard work, as well as to Don Rasmussen, Adam de Angeli, and Andrew Ward for all of their efforts on getting these together and ready for download. Print them out, pass them around, and spread the word! Let's make good on our promises to hold our legislators accountable.

-- From C4L

1 comment:

Constituent_Response_Team said...

What can we do?

We need to focus on "un-electing" those Senators and Representatives who voted "yes" for the Bailout. They were willing to ignore the 90% of us who were against the Bailout, clearly demonstrating that they do NOT represent us. Further, the Bailout is not working--and these corrupt companies are using our tax dollars instead to pay for executive bonuses, junkets, and to buy each other out. It's got to stop--and that mean getting rid of those who voted "yes."

A new group called the Constituent Response Team has been working to do just that. 

CRT has put together a Bailout Vote Map that makes it easy (as a mouse click) to find out how your Senators and Representatives voted. Tell all your family and friends about it, so they can find out how their Representative and Senators voted before they cast their ballot on Tuesday. 

The Constituent Response Team has also just published pre-customized web banners and ads targeted at those who voted "yes" for the Bailout. You can easily paste these ads onto your website or blog (or social networking site) using simple embedding code (provided off course). (Added benefit: no need to worry about postal regulations or newspaper deadlines!) If your Senator or Congress member voted for the Bailout, a customized web-banner probably already exists to assist you in getting the word out to vote against them.

If you are interested in either, check out Constituent Response at . The Bailout Vote Map is on the main page; the "Vote 'no" on incumbents who voted 'yes'" ads are under the Host CRT Ads link.