MoveOn keeps the pressure on for jobs on local Congressional representatives – August 10th rallies planned.

by on August 9, 2011 · 11 comments

in Civil Rights, Economy, Organizing, Popular, San Diego

MoveOn, the national organization with 5 million members, is keeping the pressure on San Diego’s local Congressional representatives, and the pressure is on for jobs.   With a theme of “Jobs Not Cuts”, MoveOn is planning on a series of rallies at the Congressional offices Wednesday, August 10th.

MoveOn has actually been one of the key organization that has of late formed a huge, nation-wide coalition under the title of “American Dream Movement” – a coalition that Van Jones has called for earlier this year. Jones is the former Obama czar of green jobs who was forced to resign due to pressure from the right-wing.

In San Diego County, there are three events Wednesday.  First and second, there are rallies in front of the offices of Duncan Hunter and Brian Bilbray. These will be held at noon.  Then at 4pm, there’s a third rally in front of Congresswoman Susan Davis’ office.

Between the three rallies, over 200 people have already signed up to attend. Nearly 100 have signed up for the Davis event itself.

Here are the details:

Events in your area: click on an event name to sign up – click on event link to register.

Congresswoman Susan Davis’ Office, 2700 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

Directions: Susan Davis’ office is on Adams Avenue, between Texas Street and 30th Street.

Description Calling all citizens who are tired of seeing cuts and no jobs. Please join us at Congresswoman Susan Davis’ office to press for jobs not cuts. It’s time we stand up to the very rich and large corporations, take our country back from them, re-establish our democracy – all the while demanding jobs for our country, and not more cut-backs to the safety net. This is in the 53rd Congressional District.

Congressman Duncan Hunter’s Office, El Cajon, CA, 1870 Cordell Ct, El Cajon, CA 92020

Directions: Take Cuyamaca St. – one block N. of the intersection of Bradley and Cuyamaca, turn west on Gillespie Way. Go up the hill to Cordell. The Congressman’s office is at the top of the driveway at 1870 Cordell Ct.

Description Let’s Rebuild the American Dream! Bring your energy and ideas about how to create jobs to this important event. What do you think we can and should do to create jobs in East County, the San Diego region and across our great country?

Congressman Brian Bilbray Office, 380 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Description We’re facing a massive jobs crisis in our country, and the folks in Washington, D.C. aren’t listening.

MoveOn / American Dream Movement:

On Wednesday, August 10, we’re taking our fight to the streets with a national day of action. Americans in every corner of the country will gather at congressional offices to ask our elected officials: Where are the Jobs?

We’ll call for an immediate solution to the jobs crisis in our country and let Congress know that we’re ready to work. We’ll also tell Congress that we’ve found the money—and we’re sick of the super-wealthy and corporations not paying their fair share.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Frank Gormlie August 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Lorena Gonzalez – head of the Labor Council – will be speaking at the Davis event at 4pm.


avatar mr.rick August 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I know the rag pretty good.. I feel like these guy’s are beating their heads against a brick wsall. maybe we should just state up front up front what our philosophy is stead of acting all ofended when some one says something ytou don’t like. Another thing that would be helpful, would be if you could state your’e place of residence.


avatar Patty Jones August 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm



avatar dave rice August 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Durkha, durkha? Mohammed, jihad!


avatar Frank Gormlie August 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Hmmm, can I try what ya been smokin’?


avatar Patty Jones August 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm

ah. that clears it up….


avatar mr.rick August 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I was alittle looped when I wrote that. Couldn’t you guys tell.


avatar Frank Gormlie August 10, 2011 at 8:24 am

Ah… yeah!


avatar Frank Gormlie August 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

We had a great rally over at Duncan Hunter’s office in El Cajon. About 40 of us showed and listened to a few speakers calling for more jobs. We also delivered the Contract to Rebuild the American Dream to Mr. Hunter’s staff (he was no where to be seen). Local NBC and a TV station from Mexico turned up, plus the Californian, a local newspaper. Lots of energy and motivation by folks to take our country back from the very rich and the mega-corporations, who BTW don’t pay their share of taxes.


avatar Frank Gormlie August 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Don’t forget – we will be at Susan Davis’ office this afternoon at 4pm; her office is at 2700 Adams Ave.


avatar mr.rick August 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I might be out of line, but I was trying to make a point . It just seems that alot of us (Ragsters) do a whole lot of “Bitching” and when you guys are trying to get people to respond on your website or maybe show up in person the response is thin.But publish some jnfo on how screwed we’re getting, we get plenty of comments. I’m talking about stuff like actually taking action. I know that alot of us aren;t in OB,so at least we could at least say something ,or do something. I’m not trying to ring my own bell,but, my Ford Ranger doesn’t get good enough gas mileage (23mpg) so I spent my money on a Toyota Tercel (45mpg).As soon as electric cars are in my meager price range, I’m going for one. Any little action will make a difference.Even voting,which I can’t do in this state. Or when your not doing nothing,get your butt out there.


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