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Summit on Defending Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid


posted at 9:48 am Thu Nov 15th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Nov. 15 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and members of the U.S. Senate Defending Social Security Caucus will hold a summit today to discuss legislative and grassroots efforts protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Sen. Sanders founded the Defending Social Security Caucus and has been the leading the fight to protect the funding for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. "The idea of balancing the budget on the backs of some of the most vulnerable people in our country - the elderly, orphans, widows and disabled veterans - is not only morally grotesque, it is extremely bad economics," Sanders said.

Who: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Ca.)

Nancy Altman, co-chair of Social Security Works and Strengthen Social Security

Max Richtman, Pres. & CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare

What: Summit to discuss protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

When: 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15

Where: SD-406, Dirksen Senate Building, Washington, DC

Relevant Address(es):
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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