Last night, Sarah Palin speaking on behalf of the McCain campaign as his running mate, insulted the community organizers and the volunteers of America. If it wasn’t for community organizers and volunteers, there would be no Red Cross, there would be no Lions Club, there would be no volunteers to serve meals for the popular “Meals on Wheels” program, there would be no one to feed the homeless or provide safe shelter for the homeless, there would be no one helping as an assistant in special education classes that provide services to Down’s Syndrome children and there would be no one to help people pull their lives back together after a tragedy such as Hurricane Katrina. Criticizing community organizers is NOT wearing an American hat. That is wearing the Republican Party hat. Sarah Palin must have lost her American hat when she was speaking at the Republican Convention.
From Mike @ the Keystone Progressive:
If you appreciate the tireless and sometimes thankless work of these agents of democracy, please do two things:
• 1) Go to: http://www.iamacommunityorganizer.org/ and demand that McCain and Palin apologize to the dedicated present and former community organizers around the nation;
• 2) Send this to everyone you know and ask them to sign on.
Thank you in advance for your support.
The Keystone Progress Team
The Text of the message:
We are community organizers. We work to bring together neighbors in communities across America to solve our common problems and to make life better for our families. We work in small towns and the inner cities. We work in every state of the Union, from Maine to California to Alaska.
We are community organizers. We build neighborhood organizations that work for the common good. We teach people to act as part of a community, using their shared American values. We help people recognize the power of living in a democracy, where acting together can effect real changes.
Community organizers help to build strong neighborhood institutions, fight against injustice, develop new leaders, create community-based solutions and strengthen existing structures.
It is a serious job that requires the trust of our community, because we have real responsibilities that impact the daily lives of our neighbors.
We are community organizers and their supporters. We are proud of the work that community organizers do. And we are offended by the insults hurled at us by the McCain-Palin team. We demand that John McCain and Sarah Palin personally apologize for the demeaning attacks on the important work that we do to strengthen our communities and our great nation.
You don’t need to be from Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, to participate in this.
Shame on you John McCain.
Psssttt… sign it and then pass it on 🙂