Monday, August 29, 2011


Leader of the House Eric Cantor, Va.- (R)
Rochester, N.Y. -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is set to launch an all-out assault on environmental and labor protections. We can’t let that happen.

Cantor’s scheme is yet another Republican attempt to sacrifice clean air, clean water and workers’ rights at the altar of the Tea Party fringe and the GOP’s special-interest backers like the Koch Brothers.

With Congress set to re-convene next week, the labor movement must act quickly to fight back.  Details of Cantor’s memo to House Republicans were revealed in today’s Washington Post.

In part, it said, "House Republicans will roll out plans Monday to fight regulations from the National Labor Relations Board, pollution rules handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency and regulations that affect health plans for small businesses."

As we’ve learned in the Wisconsin labor fight and in Republican statehouses across the country, there is no substitute for grassroots working families standing up and fighting right-wing interests who are desperately trying to roll back some of the most important progressive victories of the past century.  People power can beat big money-- we have proven that with the election of Kathy Hochul in the NY-26 and several statewide recall elections in Wisconsin.  Believe it.

Your grassroots support will go a long way to help fight back in the war on worker rights and the interests of the middle-class. We must take this fight directly to out-of-touch Republicans in their backyards—namely western New York’s Ann Marie Buerkle and Tom Reed.

Now, with Congress set to return to DC, we must turn up the pressure. The political world will be watching the labor community's response as we react to Cantor’s attack on the middle-class. Let’s prove that we have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with these oppressive policies.  Call your Region Political Action coordinator today to find out how you can help yourself, your family and co-workers maintain the standard of living you now own. 

Don't let Eric Cantor or any other politician kill the American Dream.  To get involved today, you can call Courtney Brunelle at  the CSEA Western Region 6 Office at 1.716.691.6555 or go to the CSEA PAC webpage for more information. 

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