Seniors Team up with Sen. Sanders to Stop Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Benefit Cuts

May 07, 2013

Chained CPI Social Security Benefit Cuts Would Affect Seniors Immediately

Washington, D.C. --- Dozens of seniors, in Washington, DC for the Alliance for Retired Americans Leadership Conference, will join with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), other Senators and U.S. House Members for a press event in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, May 8.

Senators Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Jack Reed (D-RI), as well as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), will be speaking at the event. Three Alliance seniors will explain what the chained CPI - an immediate cut in Social Security benefits - would mean to them personally. For more on what the CPI would do, go to Alliance Chained CPI Fact Sheet.

The speakers are unified in their message:

  • No cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid;
  • No Social Security cuts by way of switching to the Chained CPI cost-of-living adjustment formula;
  • Rather, the wealthiest people and corporations need to pay their fair share.

Following the press event, seniors will set off to lobby their elected officials.

Who:              Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL); Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director, Alliance for Retired Americans; Jody Weinrich, a senior from Allentown, Penn.; Marty Alvarado, a senior from Dallas, Texas; Marty Walsh, a senior from Glendale, Missouri; and other leading members of the U.S. House and Senate

When:            Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Where:          Hart Senate Office Building - Room 902, Washington, DC

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Contact: David Blank (202) 637-5275 / dblank@retiredamericans.org

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