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CONTACT: Romney Press Office
June 11, 2012
Contact: DNC Press
Press Release from MoveOn.org Political Action
Road Show to Trail Romney Across Six States;
Expose His Bus Tour As ‘Every Millionaire Counts’
Cadillac Driven by 1%ers with Dog Strapped on Roof to Bring Message to
“Romney Is Running for President of the 1%, Not President of the United States”
You Can View the Launch Video Here: http://bit.ly/MED92O
Starting in New Hampshire, MoveOn.org Political Action will pull back the curtain on Mitt Romney’s so-called “Every Town Counts” bus tour to expose that despite what he says, Romney is running an “Every Millionaire Counts” tour.
All along his swing state bus tour, Romney will be met by the MoveOn Road Show which includes the Romneymobile -- a Cadillac driven by 1%ers with NASCAR-style decals of Romney’s largest corporate sponsors and a dog strapped to the roof -- airplane banner ads with messages from the 99%, and local workers who’d be affected by Romney’s economic policies, touting signs showing that Romney is running to be “president of the 1%.”
The MoveOn Road Show is taking Romney to task for supporting policies that would be great for the wealthy but disastrous for the economy and the middle class. All along the way, the MoveOn Road Show will release videos and tweet about its travels via #teamromneymobile.
You can view the launch video here: http://bit.ly/MED92O
The Road Show is part of a national effort from MoveOn.org Political Action to hold Mitt Romney accountable on the campaign trail and reveal to voters the truth behind Romney’s economic plan: further rigging our economy and democracy in favor of only the 1% at the expense of the 99%.
“A victory for Mitt Romney would be an unmitigated disaster for the middle class and the economy,” said Justin Ruben, Executive Director of MoveOn.org. “We need a president of the United States, not a president of the 1%, but Mitt Romney wants to lay off teachers and firefighters and gut Medicare, all so he can give special tax privileges to the wealthy. How out of touch can he be? We need a level playing field where everyone has a fair shot at economic success, not more advantages and financial gain for only the 1%.”
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MoveOn.org Political Action is a political action committee powered by more than 7 million Americans from every state and every congressional district. Since its founding in 1998, MoveOn members have volunteered tens of millions of hours for progressive candidates. MoveOn members believe in the power of grassroots action to make our country a more progressive place and elect candidates who will fight to put the American Dream back within reach for all Americans.
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Presidential Candidate Gary Bauer congratulated Governor Scott Walker for his win in Wisconsin's recall election, calling it "another sign that taxpayers will award office holders ready to do the hard work of reigning in out-of-control government spending."
Bauer, the chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, made the following statement:
"I congratulate Governor Scott Walker for his hard-fought victory tonight, and most especially for having the courage of his convictions to fight the good fight. But the victory in Wisconsin is not Scott Walker's alone. It is a victory for the hard-working taxpayers of Wisconsin, who foot the bill year after year. It is a victory for common sense over powerful special interests. It is a victory that taxpayers in every state can celebrate. It is a victory, yes, even for some union members.
"Since Gov. Walker's reforms were enacted, tens of thousands of state employees have opted to keep more of the money they earn rather than let the public employees union siphon off their hard-earned dollars. In other words, once given the choice, more than half of the public employees union's members decided that they didn't need the union. These reforms will pay real dividends for the taxpayers of Wisconsin. They are the real winners tonight.
"The recall election is a sign of good things to come. The power of the Big Labor bosses has finally been checked, not just in Wisconsin, but also in scores of other states across the country. More governors, legislators and taxpayers will be inspired to stand up against the liberal labor unions and do what is truly in the best interests of their communities. Wisconsin's 10 Electoral College votes are now in play, and the anti-tax, small government movement that swept the country in 2010 is about to sweep Barack Obama out of office in 154 days!"