GRO - Grass Roots Organizing, state partner of Americans for Tax Fairness, caught up with Senator Roy Blunt late yesterday afternoon on his way to speak about the potential impact of sequestration at the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine.  GRO urged the Senator to protect Head Start pre-school, public safety, mental health services and job training by closing corporate tax loopholes and limiting tax breaks for the rich.

The group’s impromptu greeting for the Senator is linked to the Feb 20th national day of action in 18 states urging Congress to avert $85 billion in arbitrary, across-the-board cuts in everything from mental health services to public safety scheduled to take effect March 1st.  GRO called on Senator Blunt to eliminate tax loopholes for the richest 2 percent and make big corporations pay in order to stop the cuts.

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