This "Dream" button was found at the MoveOn.org rally against Congressman Don Manzullo.
At the MoveOn.Org demonstration in front of Congressman Don Manzullo’s Route 14 office, McHenry County Blog’s intrepid reporter/camera woman was informed of a meeting being held at the Huntley Park District Thursday night at 7.
I called to discover the sponsor and was told that Obama for America had reserved the room.
So, if you intend to attend the Grafton Township Board meeting at the same location at 7:30, you can come a bit early and see the beginning of President Barack Obama’s campaign in Del Webb.
The following “Contract for the American Dream” was provided at the rally against Manzullo:
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011, 12:00 PM Where Are the Jobs – [Number of] miles away
Congressman Manzullos’s Crystal Lake Office
35 registered participant(s) (50 maximum)
101 N. Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Hosted by Nancy Peterson
Description We want to tell Rep. Manzullo that we want him to focus on creating jobs. Please join us and bring the tools of your trade i.e. hammer if you are a carpenter, chalk or ruler if you’re a teacher, a stethoscope or scrubs if you are a nurse,et. If you can wear clothing appropriate to your work, so much the better.
The electronic call for opponents of Congressman Joe Walsh to gather in front of his Fox Lake office at noon was answered by what appears to be 30-40 people.
I notice from the appearance of the demonstrators that their age approximates that of those attending Tea Party rallies on Route 14 last year.
Demonstrations were also requested for other Republican congressmen’s offices, for example, Congressman Don Manzullo, who represents much of McHenry County now, and Peter Roskam, who will represent Algonquin Township under the Democrat’s redistricting plan.
The Fox Lake demonstration by those motivated by MoveOn.org. I count ten on the side of the street where Joe Walsh's office is located, one crossing the street and two across the street.
A view from across Grand shows 19 in front of Joe Walsh's congressional office.
McHenry County Demcoratic Party activist Terry Kappel, wearing a CNN tee shirt, was kind enough to share the content of his messages.
"Which side are you on? Greed, Need," asks the sign in front of Congressman Joe Walsh's office. The other sign says, "Join the fight. Save Medicare and Social Security."
Click the sign-up link in the email below and here's what you will see.
Here’s the message that was sent out by MoveOn.org asking people to show up Congressman Peter Roskam’s Bloomingdale office at noon on Tuesday. One would assume that similar messages were sent concerning demonstrations at all the other Republican congressmen’s offices.
MoveOn member, 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.
Even after the president offered Republicans a debt-ceiling deal most MoveOn members probably consider unconscionable—with trillions in cuts, even to Medicare and Social Security—Speaker Boehner still walked away from the table.
Our only chance to move the Republicans is to make sure that the dire consequences of their actions are laid directly at their feet. So with other leaders of the American Dream movement, we’re putting out an urgent call for every patriotic American to show up outside Republican congressional offices on Tuesday at noon to deliver a crucial message: “Don’t destroy the American Dream.”
We need to show up in force and let Rep. Roskam know that we’ll hold him accountable for his position and for the consequences to our economy.
Can you drop by Rep. Roskam’s office on Tuesday at Noon?
We’ll follow up with all the details and a link to print your own “Don’t destroy the American Dream” signs to bring to Rep. Roskam.
Then you just have to show up on Tuesday here:
150 South Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
We need to show as much public concern as possible, so please pass this along to anyone else you know who could join in on Tuesday. This is a moment when we need to bring together the vast majority of Americans who find the Republicans’ position immoral.
Let’s get out there on Tuesday and let Republicans like Rep. Roskam know that crashing the American economy in order to protect tax giveaways for the rich is unacceptable.
Click here if you can drop by Rep. Roskam’s office on Tuesday at noon:
Liberals in McHenry County are being solicited by MoveOn.org to gather in Woodstock Tuesday, March 15th, for a rally in support of teachers and other government workers in Wisconsin who lost some union privileges previously mandated by state laws.
Coincidentally, Tuesday, March 15th, is the deadline for corporations to pay their first quarterly income taxes.
The rally will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Business Route 14 two blocks south of the Woodstock Square.
“A big crowd is crucial,” is emphasized.
The details of the demonstration can be found below: