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Emergency Action: Let Democrats Know We're Counting On Them

Thanks for signing up to drop by your member of Congress's office—we're gathering to send Democrats a clear message: We're counting on you to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

This weekend, it became 100% clear that Republicans would rather see America default, Social Security checks stop going out, the stock market plummet, and unemployment soar than give one inch on their position: that the very richest people and most profitable corporations shouldn't pay one penny more in taxes.

There's a growing list of Democratic representatives supporting a letter circulated by the Congressional Progressive Caucus saying that cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security should be off the table. As of today, your representative hasn't signed the letter. Bring a copy of the letter with you and urge your member of Congress to sign it. Print it here.

Before, during, and after your event, use #SaveAmericanDream to tweet and let everyone know you're taking action today. After your event, you can email photos to debtdropbyphoto@moveon.org.

If you have any questions about this action, email actioncorps@moveon.org.

Here's how to get ready:

Step 1: Print signs.

Step 2: Invite your friends and neighbors to join you.

Help spread the word about this emergency action by calling and emailing people you know—let them know what's at stake and that they can take action. You can also click "Like" to share this page with friends on Facebook.

Step 3: Let the local media know.

Even if you've never reached out to the media before, here are some resources to help. If everyone reaches out to the media, it's more likely that they'll cover your action. It's quick and easy. Here are talking points you can use when talking to the media before and at your event.

First, print this media alert and fill in the details.

Then make quick follow-up calls to confirm that the media you sent it to received it and ask if they plan to cover the event.

Step 4: Once you're there, keep the energy high.

We're not showing up to stand outside of an office, we're there to share our message. Encourage people to share why they came out, lead group chants, and wave your signs to get cars passing by to honk in support—do whatever you can think of to keep the event fun and powerful. And once you have a critical mass of people, lead the group into your member of Congress's office to let his or her staff know why you're there.

Be sure to take plenty of pictures. After your event, send them to: debtdropbyphoto@moveon.org.