Throughout 2012, ProVote has stepped up to hold our federal electeds accountable to their constituents in fights over the federal budget, health care reform and to protect Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. We will continue to fight for extending the tax breaks for families earning up to $250,000 and ending them for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. It will be important to make sure that our allies stand strong on this as we head towards the election and the Lame Duck fights around this and other issues.
At times, our work has been as simple as having a supporter make a personal call to get a Congressman to make a statement in opposition to the Balanced Budget Amendments that were making headlines and picking up steam. At other times we’ve had to plan and hold a rally of 200 people outside of a district office to get the Senator to meet with us and take our concerns into account resulting in a shift in their public statements and votes when it comes down to whether or not programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security should be held harmless in the budget battle.
Many of our state’s greatest challenges stem from a growing culture of corporate greed and entitlement. ProVote believes that promoting economic democracy is the antidote to this crisis. We have led grassroots coalition campaigns to create good jobs, reverse the tax policies of the Bush era, achieve quality, affordable health care for every American, defend consumers from greedy financial speculators, protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.