Arlen Specter: Is the New Blue True Blue?
Long-time Republican Senator Arlen Specter today switched to the Democratic Party. Senator Specter's decision will do no good if he does not also modify his position on several key issues. For example, Specter co-sponsored the Employee Free Choice Act in 2005 but switched positions on the bill in late March. He even went so far as to say that he'll actively work to block the bill from coming to a vote. Call Arlen Specter today (202-224-4254) and tell him not to abandon his commitment to working families!
With Specter's switch, the GOP will have a much more difficult time playing mindless obstructionists. This is great news, since, as you know, there is so much to do! Your continued support is urgently needed NOW to push for the Employee Free Choice Act. The EFCA is an important step in creating the structure for a new economy, even as President Obama works to repair the collapse of the old. This act isn't just about workers' rights. It's about whether we can return to an economy with a broad middle class - whether we can, once again, obtain decent family wages, health care, pensions, and paid vacations for a majority of hard working American families.
Support action today! Help us reach our goal of $7000 to lobby at each of Senator Specter's 7 Pennsylvania offices!
Want to take further action? Lobby your own Senators and Representative and ask them to stand up for workers' rights by supporting the Employee Free Choice Act!
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