Stand with Alan Grayson and Fight for American Jobs
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Stand with Alan Grayson and Fight for American Jobs

    1. Sponsored by

      Alan Grayson for Congress

America has millions of people who can't find work. They are bankrupt or close to it. They can't see a doctor when they are sick. They are in danger of losing their homes and apartments and living in their cars… until they lose their cars.

And, at the same time, America has millions of children who need day care and Head Start education and aren't getting it. America has millions of people who need basic healthcare and aren't getting it. America's seniors need more help at home and aren't getting it. America's communities need housing rehabilitation, weatherization and road repair and aren't getting it. America's national parks need conservation and restoration and aren't getting it. 

Alan Grayson's got an idea: here are two problems that solve each other. Let's put America back to work by meeting our own basic needs. Better schools. Better health. Better homes. Better parks. Better retirement. And by doing all those things, more jobs. 


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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Joyce Cogburn SAGINAW, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Not only do the 1% have most of the wealth in this country, they have an iron grip on the Congressmen who are supposed to be OUR public servants. AND I AM SICK OF IT!!!

      I'm tired of feeling helpless and hopeless and I'm NOT going to stop complaining about it until it changes.

    • Michael Strevel ENFIELD, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      I am one of many currently under employed, I think that if you have a four to six year degree from a decent institution in America you should be able to get a hell of lot better then bagging groceries at Big Y or substitute teaching, but I guess Im just the Craaaazy one!!!!

    • Margaret butcher STAR, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      Without a united voice -the banks win. I was shamed into silence, but not anymore.

      I have the right to occupy the space I'm in.

      I have the responsibility to take care of the space I occupy.

      It is not the carcass of the dead buffalo rotting in the sun, with their tongues and hides striped for sport and profit that stain our ground, but the distressed neighborhoods with empty homes and displaced families which blight our land. Not unlike the abuses and excess of the past which left the land’s inhabitants, my lineage, homeless and displaced. Now, today it is corporate banks in bed with foreclosure mills who strip and gut what they were entrusted to conserve. How ironic it is to see a stag coach wagon on the letters I receive.

      “The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.” Sioux proverb

      My uncle says it another way...

      I have been fighting Wells Fargo on my own for three years now; in and out of three HAMPS; made all the payments, “lost” paperwork every time etc. I was being put through a 4th HAMP when a man knocked on my door; that’s how I found out Wells Fargo had “sold” my home two days before.

      I work as a teacher’s aid in special education.I bring home less than $1000.00 a month -not a living wage.

      I had to quit college for my elementary education degree and interventionist for neglected and abused children to fight Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo flipped my home back to Freddie Mac, who then filed to evict me and filed summary judgment which they were granted. I filed a “TRO” (temporary restraining order), to prevent the caring out the eviction order - and GOD BE MERCIFUL - the judge granted me the TRO. I still have a long battle and I am so tired.

      I live in Idaho were there is no in state help for homeowners like me and we are now prevented from out of state help by law. I can’t end my own suffering, but must see this through to the end so they are stopped from doing this to others.

      Every day that I work with little ones, I witness the damage done to them and their families by these banks...then I go home and fight the same battle for me and mine. I am praying and signing...

      Be strong - speak up



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