Manchester, NH – In what supporters of the President have dubbed his “legacyyear,” AmericansUnited for Change, the progressive issue-advocacy group best known for leading the successful fight to beat back President Bush’s effort to privatize Social Security in 2005, has hitthe road its latest effort, the Bush Legacy Bus. The bus is a 45-footlong, 28 ton, clean bio-diesel-powered museum on wheels featuring several interactive exhibits on how two terms of failed conservative policies supported by Bush and his allies -- including Sens. John McCain, JuddGregg and John Sununu - have weakened America’s security abroad while neglecting and undermining important priorities here at home.
The latest stop on the national Bush Legacy Tour will be at Manchester West High School (9 Notre Dame Ave.Manchester) on Monday, July 7th at 10:00 am, EST where Americans United along with local NH progressive leaders will hold Sens. John Sununu and Judd Gregg accountable for voting in lockstep with this President’s worst policy failures 89 percent and 93 percent of the time respectively, according to Congressional Quarterly. They stood with Bush oneverything from tax cuts for millionaires that never managed to ‘trickle-down’ to everyone else; to a 2005 Republican energy bill written by and for big oil companies making record profits that did nothing to lower gas prices; to keeping U.S. troops struck in the crosshairs of a religious civil war in Iraq with no end in sight. The bus will be opened to the public where the people of New Hampshire will be given the chance to reflect on how 8years of failed Bush/conservative polices have left our economy in shambles, millions more without health insurance, our military stretched to the breakingpoint, and thousands each day losing their jobs, their homes, and theirdignity.
The Bush Legacy tour kicked off inWashington D.C.on June 24th and will travel coast-to-coast throughout the summer, makingnearly 150 stops in the hometowns of Bush’s allies in Congress, both nationalpolitical conventions and symbolic and historic locations like NewOrleans and Crawford,TX. Click here to visit the BushLegacy Tour homepage: http://www.bushlegacytour.com
WHO: Americans United forChange
WHAT: 45-foot, 28 ton Rolling Bush LegacyMuseum to be Opened to Public / Sens. Judd, Sununu to Be Held Accountable forEnabling Disastrous Bush Policies That Have Harmed Our National Security andSacrificed So Many Domestic Priorities
When: Monday, July 7th at10:00 a.m. ET in Manchester
Where: Manchester West High School (9 Notre Dame Ave. Manchester)