Senator Kerry, Don't Balance the Budget On our Backs!
In an effort to get a debt reduction deal with Republicans, Democrats on the SuperCommittee, including Senator Kerry, have proposed massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid benefits. These programs are lifelines for seniors and low and moderate income people and we must stand firm against these cuts. Yet, the Democrats have not proposed any cuts in runaway military spending.
Senior and labor groups will hold a Rally to Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in downtown Boston Wednesday, November 9. An 11:00 am rally at the Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St. (Tufts Medical Center T-stop) will be addressed by Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman, 1199SEIU's Veronica Turner, and AARP's Deb Banda. At 1:00 pm, seniors will rally at Government Center to bring their message to Senators Kerry and Brown. Call Massachusetts Senior Action Council at 617-284-1234 for bus transportation throughout Massachusetts.
Join UJP's Fund Our Communites/ Reduce Military Spending 25% campaign as we carry "Fund Our Communities Not War" signs Wednesday to support the rally. The real budget buster is the Pentagon, which is still planning to continue the endless war in Afghanistan, build 2,400 unnecessary F-35 fighters for $385 billion, and build new nuclear weapons production plans and new generations of nuclear armed missiles, bombers, and submarines. Massachusetts voters want Washington to invest in job creation and secure retirement, not runaway military spending. Meet outside the Wang Theater at 10:30 or find us anytime during the day.
Put the message in your own words! Send an online postcard to Sen. Kerry today, and help us circulate printed postcards -- contact the Mass. Peace Action office for copies.
Want to dig deeper? In Arlington, citizens will hold a forum examining the budget crisis and impact on their town this Tuesday at 7pm. And this Sunday, the Reclaiming Our Economy teach-in at Northeastern University will feature more than two dozen thinkers analyzing the causes and solutions of our economic problems.