Alliance for Retired Americans Email Oct. 17, 2013


Top: Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans joins protest of government shutdown and demand no cuts to Social Security (such as using the chained CPI to calculate cost of living adjustments) in a grand bargain.Bottom: Virginia Alliance for Retired Americans members join hands at the U.S. Capitol to protest the chained CPI Social Security cut in a budget deal

Yesterday, the House and Senate agreed to a deal to fund the government through January 15, and to raise the debt ceiling through February 7. This is great news and your engagement helped make it happen! Congratulations and thank you.

Over the past two weeks, Alliance members and activists across the country joined hands with American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) members and called on their members of Congress to end the shutdown and lockout of federal employees. They stressed keeping Social Security and Medicare out of any so-called “grand bargain.”

The next important deadline for a bi-partisan deal is December 13th. We will continue to keep the pressure on and tell Congress: “No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.”  Click here to drive the message home! 

On October 3rd, we gathered with the House Progressive Caucus on Capitol Hill to speak out against the government shutdown, hostage-taking techniques and to form a human chain against the chained CPI. Alliance members and activists sent over 14,000 messages and made countless calls to their representatives to end the shutdown and pass a clean Continuing Resolution to fund the government, and no cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

This week, Alliance members and activists continued to gather at GOP congressional offices with the message “Cease and Desist,” urging leaders to stop the shutdown and pay our nation’s bills – without compromising on programs that working families rely on.

Thank you for your incredible dedication, initiative and creativity.

The next important deadline for a bi-partisan deal is December 13th. We will continue to keep the pressure on and tell Congress: “No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.”  Click here to drive the message home! Together we can win this and keep these programs strong for all Americans.

 

 

 

 

Left: Deb Berko, Rich Miller and Ron Garland rally to protect Social Security from threatened cuts at Rep. Joe Heck’s office in Las Vegas.

Right: Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans at Rep. Luetkemeyer’s office in Jefferson City: “Cease and Desist,” “End the Shutdown,” “No Social Security cuts in a ‘grand bargain'”

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