Ok, chip I just don't have the time or patient to research and read all these links so is there a summary of what this is talking about? Sign, JP ( Joe Plummer) joeplummer@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison and Chip Orange Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:27 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] a forwarded warning to all government workers thanks everyone for the encouragement; you know, I hated to be seen allowing just myself to break the rules; but as it seems ok, here's the message, which is a warning and a plan for all those who hold government jobs: ________________________________ From: Pres. McEntee & Sec.-Treas. Saunders [mailto:President_SecretaryTreasurer@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:45 PM To: acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Five Things AFSCME <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=D4WiMu9I1ArIHrkW%2FVtwv5BDsmbs anVa> "We can no longer live in a society where the public employees are the haves and taxpayers who foot the bills are the have-nots," - Scott Walker, new governor of Wisconsin 5 things you can do right now: 1. Join our mobile team at www.afscme.org/mobile <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=Gk97%2FN2C4LrsbyHD4bcpVJBDsmbs anVa> 2. Help us stop the lies by signing our open letter at www.afscme.org/stopthelies <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=kJ0rn7uPj5o3OyBdOzeA95BDsmbsan Va> 3. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/afscme <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=OLnB5ngTGtt4ukuIetm8hZBDsmbsan Va> so we can connect with your more regularly. 4. If you are on Twitter, follow us at twitter.com/afscme <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=INegfWQ4ACsdWPLryREBeJBDsmbsan Va> 5. When you see or read articles about the attacks on us, weigh in on the comments section <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=RwldBnxFmGeB6MfdiJPbB5BDsmbsan Va> . These comments influence others and can help get our message out. Dear Sisters and Brothers: Public service workers are under an unprecedented attack. That quote by the new governor of Wisconsin is one example of the attacks we are facing across the nation. The New York Times ran an article this week on the challenges we are facing, particularly from Republican governors and legislators who see long-term advantages in destroying the labor movement and public sector unions. You can read the article here <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=e4YpoxFud5YDY7xo3BpmwJBDsmbsan Va> . Also this week, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show had a segment about the efforts of right-wing politicians and media to scapegoat our members. It's an excellent analysis of these efforts and we encourage you to watch it. Click here to view <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=9CSt9DpKpobjsQ7SyToc5pBDsmbsan Va> . These attacks are brutal and they are just the beginning. Every day there are more calls by our opponents for budget and tax cuts, the privatization of public services and the elimination of our collective bargaining rights. We are fighting back to make sure that our side of the story gets out. Last month, we brought together 200 AFSCME activists, local leaders and retirees to meet with key experts and allies at a pension conference in Washington, DC. AFSCME activists and outside experts discussed the challenges we face, shared best practices and developed innovative messages and strategies to defend our modest pensions against this unprecedented assault. You can read more about the pension conference here <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=jDBWLdeejykESjfNagPo%2BJBDsmbs anVa> . Last month, we also launched the first in what will be a series of video responses to "Stop the Lies" <http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=BwcaIPVTyuVOM7rTmQpLBJBDsmbsan Va> against public service employees. Make no mistake. This is an all-out war on public services and the men and women who provide them. It is the fight of our lives. And to meet the challenge we need every AFSCME member to engage in this struggle together. In solidarity, Gerald W. McEntee<http://action.afscme.org/c/51/images/McEnteeSignature.gif> Lee A. Saunders<http://action.afscme.org/c/51/images/SaundersSignature.gif> GERALD W. McENTEE President LEE A. 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