Legislative alert for October 27, 2001

Under cover of 'fighting terrorism,' the Bush administration is ramrodding its ultra-right agenda through Congress. Emergency mobilization is needed to stop this runaway train. To reach your Congresspersons, call 1-800-393-1082 and you will be connected via the AFL-CIO.

Democratic rights

The Washington Post reported Oct. 21 that the FBI is 'weighing the torture option' to force detainees to talk. Demand that your senators and representatives speak out against - and vote against - these police-state measures.

Stop Fast Track

The AFL-CIO is urging a full mobilization to stop pending 'Fast Track' trade legislation. The House Ways and Means Committee approved Fast Track (HR-3005) Oct. 9 but it can still be stopped with enough pressure.

Economic stimulus

The AFL-CIO has drafted the Economic Security and Recovery Act of 2001 to jump start the economy now in a deepening recession.

Urge congress to kill the $100 billion tax giveaway to the rich approved by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Tell Congress to support the AFL-CIO Blueprint for Economic Recovery.

Ask Congress to support the First Things First Act (HR-2999) introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) to stop tax breaks for the rich until workers' needs are met.

Stop oil corporation ripoff

In the name of 'energy security,' Vice President Dick Cheney and oil state senators are proposing that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to oil drilling. Tell Congress to protect ANWR.

Stop Star Wars

Congress has approved a $340 billion Pentagon spending bill that includes $9 billion for Star Wars. Urge lawmakers to support HR-2977 to prohibit weapons in space and defend the 1972 ABM treaty, introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

Stop the bombing

Ask Congress to stop the bombing of Afghanistan and seek solutions to terrorism and war through the U.N. and World Court.



Issued by: Political Action Commission, Communist Party USA