During the last year, 2 million signatures have been collected from members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare on letters and petitions urging Congress to reject attempts to target Social Security and Medicare benefits for cuts. Grassroots volunteers with the National Committee will deliver these signatures to the Washington, DC or district offices of every member of the U.S. Senate this week, with a special delivery to Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and other invited Members on Thursday, March 12th.
Petition and Letter Delivery to U.S. Senate
THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH
Room 115, U.S. Capitol
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO)
Pat Cotton, Hyattsville, MD retiree and petition signer
“The House GOP leadership targeted Social Security on day one of the new Congress. So-called fiscal hawks also propose cutting Social Security & Medicare to pay for even higher defense spending. Whether it’s holding benefits for millions of people with disabilities hostage for broader Social Security cuts or cutting benefits to pay for increased Pentagon spending—it’s clear that workers’ hard earned benefits in Social Security continue to be the go-to political pawn for conservatives in Congress.
Americans of all ages and political persuasions support common-sense proposals, like lifting the payroll tax cap and reversing income inequality, to improve benefits in Social Security. They will continue to deliver that message loudly and clearly to Congress in every way they can, including with these petitions and letters. Time will tell if the GOP leadership will actually listen.” Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO
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