FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ? August 30, 2012
HUNDREDS OF HOUSTONIANS JOIN NATIONWIDE CALL TO REJECT ROMNEY ECONOMY
Voters Demand an Economy That Works for the 99%, With Rally at the Harris County GOP Office ?We don?t want a Romney Economy!?
HOUSTON, TX ? A diverse group of Houstonians joined a protest against a Romney Economy on Thursday, as the former governor accepted the GOP nomination. Across the country, the 99% – low wage workers, seniors, community activists, students, and faith leaders – roundly rejected the 1%-focused Romney Economy in favor of an economy that works for all of us.
Protesters assembled at the Harris County GOP office by the dozens, toting signs and chanting loudly with a clear message for Mitt Romney: don?t privatize healthcare, stop outsourcing jobs, stop tax breaks for the rich coupled with take hikes for the middle class, and stop cuts to education and healthcare funding. Half the group then went inside the lobby and upstairs to the GOP Office chanting. The other group assembled outside along the front of the building getting support from passersby.? After about an hour of chanting, community people began speaking out about the reasons they do not support a Romney Economy.
?A Romney Economy won?t work for me because my grandmother needs access to healthcare. I know there are 1.2 million Texans that want a system where everyone has access to health care not just the rich.? said Chandler Godine, an out of work Texan who recently returned home from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
Texas is home to millions of workers, who must struggle to provide for their families while the rich enjoy tax breaks and loopholes. Parents who have to make the heartbreaking choice between buying groceries or taking a sick child to the doctor know that a Romney Economy will not work for Houston.
Nationwide, members of the 99% rejected a Romney Economy, welcoming home protesters from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. These voters want: an increase to the federal minimum wage, an end to tax breaks for the rich and corporations, a renewed focus on creating good American jobs instead of layoffs and outsourcing for profit, and a Congress committed to representing all Americans, not just the 1%.