The Human Chain Against the chained CPI

Rochester Groups Plan to Form Human Chain around the Federal Building to Protest the Chained CPI Social Security Benefit Cut
“Some Cuts Never Heal”

(Rochester, NY)On Tuesday, July 2nd, the Alliance for Retired Americans, will sponsor a National Day of Action which focuses specifically on opposing the chained CPI Social Security benefit cut. Members of Metro Justice, the Band of Rebels, Citizen Action of New York and other Rochester groups, will join together at 12 PM to create a human chain in front of the Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building to protest the chained CPI.

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide grassroots advocacy organization representing more than 4 million members. More than 45 human chains throughout the nation will be formed in front of key Congressional offices and Federal buildings, as well as other strategic locations, in states around the country.

The chained CPI would cut Social Security benefits by changing the cost of living adjustment (COLA) formula – and some cuts never heal! It would be an immediate Social Security benefit cut to current recipients, and would result in an annual benefit that is roughly $1,000 (2012 dollars) lower by the time a beneficiary reaches age 85. Activists will stress that the chained CPI does not accurately account for greater health care costs faced by seniors and people with disabilities. For more on the chained CPI, click here.

Who:              
Metro Justice, the Band of Rebels, Citizen Action of New York and others

When:             Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12 PM

Where:           Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building, 100 State Street, Rochester, NY. Click here to view a list of similar events taking place across the country. 

Download a PDF of July 2 Chained CPI Fact Sheet

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