Jobs Not Cuts: Rally at the Federal Building Monday! No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid!
What: Rally to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; demand that the rich pay their fair share; and, urge our leaders to invest in jobs and help rebuild America.
Where: Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building, 100 State Street, Rochester
When: Monday, December 3, 12 -1 PM.
Why: Dozens of labor, community, student and faith groups are organizing across New York to demand that our representatives in Congress stand up for ordinary New Yorkers as they consider how to handle the so-called “fiscal cliff” in December. We join them to ask our Congressional representatives to end the Bush tax cuts for the rich, protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and to rebuild our communities, create jobs and build America’s future. Polls show that some 70% of Americans all over the country share these priorities to preserve safety net programs for vulnerable seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and children, and all working Americans. Over 350 economists recently published a letter to Congress warning that deep cuts to reduce the deficit would reduce economic growth and bring back job losses and a deeper recession. Jo Cummings, who this week organized a delegation to Congresswoman Slaughter’s office to oppose the cuts, said, “It is unconscionable to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable.” Congress should support investments in infrastructure, transportation, clean energy and education to build broader prosperity, not make cuts that will hurt Americans.
Contact: Grania Marcus (917) 579-0199; Bill McCoy (585) 271-8118