MoveOn hands out "pink slips" to commutersBy: Anne Stokes, special to the Telegraph
MoveOn protesters handed out "pink slips" to commuters at the Iron Point RT station in Folsom on Thursday in an attempt to educate voters on the potential consequences for lower and middle class tax-payers under Republicans Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan's fiscal plan, which would affect Medicare, social services, and tax breaks for the top "1%."
"We're meeting here to let people know of the very serious financial consequences to lower class and middle class people like ourselves if the Romney/Ryan budget passes and if those two are elected. It's important that everybody knows this. Everybody needs to understand the consequences of this election," said Sue Bassett, council organizer for the MoveOn organization. "We'd like to let [voters] know that this means them, this means their jobs. No body is safe under this system."
"It's very important that everyone gets involved," added volunteer Kris Marshall. "The minute that we stop thinking about other people in our nation, is the minute that no one thinks about us. So in order to make sure that we're strong and that we stay strong, we have to stick together. And that means a balanced economy, that means every body doing their share, and doing what they need to do to make a strong nation."