National “HANDS OFF-NO CUTS” Campaign Comes to Florida

2012-01-27T00:00:00+00:00January 27th, 2012|News Archives 2012|

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January 27, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY

Florida Seniors Join Congressman Ted Deutch Urging No Cuts
to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

 

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM), one of the largest senior advocacy organizations in the country and with more than 215,000 members in Florida , joins Congressman Ted Deutch to remind Washington that Floridians do not support cutting vital middle-class benefits to pay down the debt. 

In Florida , Social Security provides benefits to almost 4 millions residents and $49.4 billion to the state’s economy.  In the 19th Congressional District alone, approximately 184,000 Floridians, including retirees, children, spouses and disabled workers receive Social Security bringing $2.6 billion into the Boca Raton area.  While Washington ‘s fiscal hawks try to persuade us that America can’t afford these programs, the truth is, our nation can’t afford to be without them.

 

Who:

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-19)
Max Richtman, National Committee President/ CEO
Florida seniors and activists

When: 3:00 pm Monday, January 30th
Where:

Kings Point Shopping Center, 6598 W. Atlantic Ave , Delray Beach

Field Contact:

Eddie Venero  305-924-2621

 

A huge mobile billboard displaying the “Hands Off – No Cuts to Social Security and Medicare” message will join activists at the Monday event and will travel throughout Florida during the days leading up to the state’s primary on the January 31st .  The billboard has traveled across the nation reminding political candidates that the majority of Americans reject proposals cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits to balance the budget. 

The National Committee’s “Hands Off-No Cuts” campaign has mobilized Americans nationwide to stop threatened cuts to three of the nation’s most valued income security programs – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  While Washington bickers, Americans of all ages and political parties agree, cutting vital middle-class benefits is not fiscal responsibility.  

For more information on this national campaign go to saynocuts.org .

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Media Inquiries to:
Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123
Kim Wright 202-216-8414
www.ncpssm.org