Dear fellow MoveOn member,

My name is Kathleen, and I'm helping run a 99% Spring action training next week. I'm in Denver, but there's a training in Lewisville too and I hope you'll go.

I know just how broken our economy is right now. You see, I have been out of work for some time, and as an older person, it is tough to find work at my age.

I see gas prices spiking, food prices increasing, and there seems to be no end to how difficult the 1% wants to make it for the rest of us. I think it's time to say "No, we've had enough!" Every day I tell myself, "They don't get to win ... not without a fight from me."

Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and I'm leading a nonviolent direct action training next week because I'm ready to follow in his footsteps, and the footsteps of so many everyday people throughout our history who have taken courageous action to stand up for justice.

After our training here in Denver, we're planning a huge protest on Tax Day to demand that the 1% pay their fair share. But I don't want things to end there. I hope we're part of a huge national wave—a true 99% Spring—of direct action challenging the destructive greed and influence of the 1%.

I want you to help make that happen along with me. I understand there's a training planned in Lewisville on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, at 12:00 PM. Will you join in?

Yes, count me in!

No, I can't make it, but I'd like to take action on Tax Day.

At the trainings, we'll discuss how to tell the story of what happened to our economy and learn crucial skills that will help us take effective action. Anyone can participate! People from every walk of life, from every community, at any age have a role to play—you don't need any special experience.

I believe that right now we have the chance to stand together. If enough people like you and me join in—people who understand that our system is broken and want to do something about it—we could win real change. The struggles to transform our country have never been won from the top down. Great change happens through grassroots movements and people taking bold action.

The wave of direct action I want to see spread this spring is already starting to build, not only where I live here in Denver but in places like Sanford, Florida, where students and young people are mobilizing on Monday—the first day of our nationwide trainings—to protest the injustice of the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Over the next 60 days, groups all over the country are planning to carry the wave of action forward. They will confront tax-dodging millionaires, greedy Wall Street CEOs, dirty energy polluters, politicians pushing voter suppression in the states, corporations trying to buy our elections, and more.

Martin Luther King Jr. taught us that "the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

I'm so inspired to know that tens of thousands of people have already signed up, and I want you to join us. Can you make it to the training in Lewisville on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, at 12:00 PM?

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  • Joan, yes indeed, there is a solution.  Sadly, the one I have in mind is not socially or legally acceptable!

  • Need to make sure Beck picks up on this to cover...since he's now in Dallas....and for sure the msm will cover their side of this protest. As for me.....can't waste my time....hope it rains furiously the day of protest.

    BTW: It's in Lewisville, not Livingston...but either way "DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS"

  • the only reason I would ever go to texas is because texas is a nice place and warm. the thing the occutards do not understand is that the way things are done in this country, the general formula for society, works-period. that it currently is malfuntioning has nothing to do with our way of life and how things get done, but the simple MEDDLING of those who`s interests are served by changing the plan.

  • learn crucial skills that will help us take effective action...  that is where they break out Sal Alinsky's book 'Rules for Radicals'.  I hope that there are some people out there who can figure out a way to protest their protest!! 

  • I agree with Leonard!  These people need to stay the Hell out of Texas.  I posted this in hopes that someone could do something to prohibit these trouble makers from coming in to rouse trouble.  Can you believe it - coming from Denver to start a movement in Texas?!  We don't want or need their liberal garbage down here!!

  • i am from "up north" but let me assure you; i am no carpetbagger. i read your description of your hometown of livingston and thought"i wanna go THERE, it sounds great.  if i showed up there i would require employment of some kind, but i definately would not arrive with the intention of prostesting things, changing things, or irritating the people who were born and raised there. i want REAL people in my life and am discusted by the supposed 99%, these occutards, these kids who know better than the rest of us.

    watch for my arrival

  • DON'T KNOW WHO THIS GAL KATHLEEN IS IN DENVER,  AND DON'T UNDERSTAND WHT SHE WANT'S TO TRASH UP LIVINGSTON TEXAS.

    LIVINGSTON IS A RIGHT PRETTY LITTLE TOWN JUST NORTH OF HOUSTON.  IS VERY QUAINT TYPICAL NICE SOUTHERN TOWN WITH GENTLE PEOPLE AND GENTLE SOUTHERN SPEECH.  QUITE A HISTORIC LITTLE PLACE WITH A HOME STEAD LOG CABIN, COURTHOUSE SQUARE AND LOTS OF SOUTHERN TRADITION.  IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT. IT'S GOT A FARMERS MARKET, CLOSE TO LAKE LIVINGSTON (WELL KNOWN FOR ITS ABBUNDANCE OF BASS CATFISH, BLUEGILL AND CRAPPIE)  THE PRETTY PINEY WOODS GOT LOTS OF DEER AND SEASONAL BIRDS TO CHASE AFTER.  YOU CAN SEE THE SENIOR GENTS IN THE PARK WITH THEIR CARD TABLES SET UP UNDER THE SHADE TREES PLAYING THE TRADITIONAL DOMINO GAMES OF MOON AND 42.  ITS A GOOD PLACE  FOR A GENT TO TIP   HIS HAT AND MEET THE SOUTHERN LADIES AS THEY STROLL AND SHOP AROUND THE COURT HOUSE SQUARE (SINGLE WOMEN OUTNUMBER THE MEN) THERE'S LOTS OF BABIES AND FAMILIES OUT AND ABOUT ON SUNNY SATURDAYS.  REAL ESTATE IS VERY REASONABLE.  ITS JUST A RIGHT NICE PLACE TO BE BORN IN, GROW UP IN, WORK IN, AND RETIRE IN.  ITS PRETTY CLOSE TO A SLICE OF PARIDISE.

    IT WOULD SEEM THAT HISTORY IS JUST ABOUT TO REPEAT ITSELF WITH CARPET BAGGER STYLE YANKEES,  AND FREEDOM BUS RIDING TYPES CROSSING THE MASON DIXON LINE INVADING THIS LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN WITH OUTSIDERS SPEWING GARBAGE ALL OVER THIS PRETTY LITTLE PLACE.  EVERYBODY IN THE SOUTH KNOWS  THE CARPETBAGGERS  AND FREEDOM BUS RIDERS CAUSE MURDER AND SORROW IN THE SOUTH.  LOOKS LIKE THEIR ILK IS GOING TO INVADE AGAIN AND USE THE DOWNTRODDEN TO STIR UP HATRED AND ADVANCE A CAUSE OF LIES.  THE TOWN OF LIVINGSTON NEEDS TO BUILD A MOAT FASTBEFORE APRIL 14, 12:00PM. HIGH NOON IN LIVINGSTON TEXAS IS NOT LOOKING TOO PRETTY.

  • It takes a lot of guts to move in on the Texans - Perry will stand firm with all Texans.  Political propaganda at its worst!

  • They are "useful idiots" that will be disposed of after obama has used them to get his agenda in place.

  • Stay out of Texas!!!! We don't want you here....go protest the Whitehouse!!!! They are the problem.

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