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I watched this documentary last night, a sobering, fact-filled look at ordinary folks — like so many people I know — who are struggling. I fell in love with each of the families profiled. They are our brothers and sisters...

If you are lucky enough to afford HBO, I urge you to view the film (if you missed the premiere last night, subscribers can view it on HBOGO.com).

I urge you to watch the preview at http://www.americanwinterfilm.com/ Consider donating to Kickstarter (as little as $1) in support of the project. Consider hosting a screening of the film.

I created a petition, urging members of Congress and President Obama to watch this film. Please consider signing this petition. MoveOn will give it more traction. http://signon.org/...

Whatever you do, please spread the word. Keep this message alive that the most important components of the Middle Class, the people in this film and so many others like them are ashamed, feel invisible, are hurting and we can be their voice. So many of the agencies that are there to help stand poised to lose their funding. Awareness can only help. THANKS.

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  •  Thanks for the heads up (1+ / 0-)
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    historys mysteries

    I can access hbogo using my Dish Network account and I'll be watching it this evening.

    BTW, if you have a Roku box, you can watch it on your HD television which is what I plan on doing.

    The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

    by Mr Robert on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:48:06 PM PDT

  •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
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    historys mysteries

    Also will be watching tonight.

  •  The trailer just made me cry. I don't (1+ / 0-)
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    Cheeky

    have cable, so I can't watch it. And I can't order the DVD right now because I just spent $820 to keep my 10-year-old van running so I can get to work.

    After watching this preview, I feel fortunate indeed to have a full-time janitor job at $9.32 an hour, with regular (although small) union raises. And I live with an elderly friend whose pension nearly equals my wages, so we are not hurting.

    But I will lose my home and maybe live out of that van if something happens to him.

    What the hell is it with the moral center of this country?  Where the hell did it go? Don't the 1% feel anything at all?

    I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio. -- Gerald R. Ford

    by mideedah on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:30:26 PM PDT

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