More than 25,000 supporters have already signed my open letter to House Speaker John Boehner, House GOP Leader Eric Cantor, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, demanding that they back down from their threats to make America a deadbeat nation by forcing us into default.
And the pressure on the GOP is growing. Take a look at some of the latest news headlines over the past 24 hours:
"House conservatives resist compromise" -- Politico
"Opposition to a deal with Obama creates problems for GOP" -- Los Angeles Times
But it's up to all of us to keep the pressure on and send these extreme right-wing leaders a message.
We'll be delivering our open letter at the end of the week, and I want to make sure we have as many signatures on it as possible -- so act quickly!
Thanks for your help,
Begin forwarded message:
From: Barbara Boxer
Date: July 19, 2011
Subject: Not a deadbeat nation
We should be working together to create more jobs. Instead, Republican extremists are stubbornly holding our economy hostage and threatening us with a default crisis -- risking a catastrophe for America's families.
It's all because Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to protect sweetheart tax deals for Big Oil, big corporations, and millionaires & billionaires -- and demanding that we close the budget deficit on the backs of working families instead.
With just 14 days until the August 2 default deadline, the American people need to send Speaker John Boehner, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell an urgent message: