Organizations Representing Tens of Millions of Americans to Deliver Over 2 Million Petition Signatures Directly to the White House Rejecting Cuts to Social Security Benefits
Will Be Joined By U.S. Senator Who Vows to Block Benefit Cuts
Coalition Includes MoveOn.org, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, CREDO, National Organization for Women, Social Security Works, Alliance for Retired Americans, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Democracy For America, Non Commissioned Officers Association, Campaign for America's Future, VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association, The Other 98%, Progressives United, Blue America, Rebuild the Dream, and Others
(Washington, DC) -- A United States senator will join organizations representing tens of millions of Americans to deliver more than one million petition signatures opposing cuts to Social Security benefits to the White House on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
*Watch Livestream here: strengthensocialsecurity.org/sos
Leading progressive organizations and groups representing retired Americans were quick to denounce the White House proposal for "Chained CPI" -- which would cut Social Security benefits for millions of seniors and veterans. Grandparents who retire today would get $650 less a year when they are 75 and over $1,100 less a year when they reach age 85, according to the Social Security Administration.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), who will join the event, vowed last week to "do everything in my power to block President Obama's proposal to cut benefits for Social Security recipients through a chained consumer price index."
WHO: -Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
-Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
-Nancy Altman, founding co-director, Social Security Works
-Damon Silvers, General Counsel, AFL-CIO
-Former Obama for America Supporters & Seniors on Social Security
-Stephanie Taylor, Progressive Change Campaign Committee Co-Founder
-Jim Dean, Democracy for America Chair
-Max Richtman, Nat. Cmmte. to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President and CEO
- Bonnie Grabenhofer, National Organization for Women Executive Vice President
-Roger Hickey, Campaign for America's Future President
-Manny Hermann, MoveOn.org Deputy Dir. of Online Organizing Platforms
WHAT: Delivery of more than 2 million petition signatures directly to the White House
WHEN: Tuesday April 9, at 12:30pm (ET)
WHERE: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW - Washington DC (In front of the White
House opposite of Lafayette Square)