Coalition of 60 Groups Representing Over 30 Million Americans To Launch Major Campaign To Fight Social Security Cuts By Fiscal Commission


Press Advisory For: Contact:
    Thursday, July 29, 2010                                            Alex Lawson [email protected] (202) 997-7002

*** Thursday 10am: National Press Club, First Amendment Room ***

Coalition of 60 Groups Representing Over 30 Million Americans To Launch Major Campaign To Fight Social Security Cuts By Fiscal Commission

Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO), Gerald McEntee (AFSCME), Justin Ruben (MoveOn.org), Dennis Van Roekel (NEA), Eliseo Medina (SEIU), Terry O'Neill (NOW), Donna Meltzer (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities), Hilary Shelton (NAACP), Ed Coyle (Alliance for Retired Americans) To Hold Press Conference Thursday At 10am To Announce New Campaign

With press accounts indicating that the Administration’s fiscal commission is considering recommending that Congress cut Social Security benefits, a diverse group of organizations are launching a major new campaign to push back and demand that Congress not make any benefit cuts. New polling shows massive public support for members of Congress who support strengthening, not cutting, Social Security.

More than 60 national and state organizations, representing more than 30 million Americans, have joined the campaign, which is working to remind elected officials that Social Security remains the “third rail” of American politics and that any sort of benefit cuts are opposed by wide majorities, from liberals to Tea Partiers.

For more on the campaign: http://strengthensocialsecurity.org 

For a list of Coalition Members: http://www.strengthensocialsecurity.org/about/coalition

Many of the organizations in this campaign are the same groups that came together in 2005 to stop President Bush’s attempt to privatize Social Security.

WHO: Progressive leaders including Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO), Gerald McEntee (AFSCME), Justin Ruben (MoveOn.org), Dennis Van Roekel (NEA), Eliseo Medina (SEIU), Terry O'Neill (NOW), Donna Meltzer (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities), Hilary Shelton (NAACP), and Ed Coyle (Alliance for Retired Americans)

WHAT: Press Conference

WHERE: National Press Club, First Amendment Room

WHEN: Thursday, July 29th at 10am
 

 


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