Communities urge elected officials to support economic, health, and retirement programs

2012-MedicaidAnniversaryRally
Earlier this year, grassroots communities gather to celebrate the 47th Anniversary of Medicaid
On eve of budget showdown,
Citizens demand support for economic and retirement security

What:

On Tuesday, October 30 a coalition of grassroots Community, Labor, Senior and Disability Organizations will host an accountability session with U.S. elected officials. The coalition will call on them to oppose the automatic $600 billion in domestic spending cuts required by sequestration, to preserve Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, to stimulate the economy by creating public works jobs and providing relief to underwater homeowners, and to restore our fiscal health by allowing the Bush Tax Cuts to expire.

Why:

The United States continues to work its way through difficult economic times. While low–income people, seniors and people with disabilities are on the brink of losing their homes, retirement, and independence, pending legislation would give millions of people the tools and resources to stay in their homes, get back to work, and contribute to their communities. The coalition will call on U.S. Senators and Representatives to support legislation that reinvests in communities, stimulates spending and empowers independence.

Where:

The Chicago Temple
77 West Washington (across from Daley Plaza)
Chicago, Illinois

Who: Partnering organizations include: Access Living, Illinois Alliance of Retired Americans, IIRON, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, Jobs with Justice, Lakeview Action Coalition.

Invited Politicians:

U.S. Representative Danny Davis (confirmed)
U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (confirmed)

U.S. Senator Richard Durbin,
U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez,
U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski,
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley,