Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PDA Tucson urges Barber to co-sponsor Robin Hood Tax legislation

To: Congressman Ron Barber
From: Constituents of Az CD-8
Re: Important Legislation for Az CD –8

Dear Congressman Barber,

We are leaders in our community, and your actions on these issues will determine whether or not we support your reelection. We are working in a broad, national coalition called the Brown Bag Vigil campaign, organized by Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and its partners. We've met at congressional offices nationwide each month since January 2010.

House members should cosponsor, Senators should sponsor companion legislation:

Financial speculation excesses crashed our economy. We urge you to cosponsor Rep. Keith Ellison's "Inclusive Prosperity Act" (HR 6411) to enact small tax on speculation aka a Robin Hood Tax which would increase revenues, limit speculation, help preserve the social safety net, make our tax structure much fairer, empower the middle class and kick start our economy.

Our economy is not creating jobs in the quantity or quality needed. We desperately need leadership from the Federal Government to create jobs, and to train Americans. We urge you to support HR 870 / 4277 - Rep. Conyers “21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act” and H.R. 2914 - Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act.” Osama bin Laden is dead.

Our mission in Afghanistan is over, and we can't afford a war with Iran. We urge you to Join the Out of Afghanistan Caucus, cosponsor and support HR 780, Rep. Barbara Lee’s bill to fund the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan; and HR 4173, Rep. Lee’s "Prevent Iran from Acquiring Nuclear Weapons and Stop War Through Diplomacy Act."

Healthcare is a human right. We urge you to cosponsor and support legislation to guarantee healthcare for all: HR 676, Rep. John Conyers’s bill to establish an improved and expanded Medicare for All program; and HR 1200, Rep. Jim McDermott’s American Health Security Act of 2011. Please provide us with the name and contact information of your staffer(s) responsible for the above issues.

Thank you for your time and attention.

PDA Tucson

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