Pledge to Protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid Benefits:
Raising taxes on the rich is essential to growing our economy, but we cannot throw the poor, elderly and disabled to the wolves to do so.
Unfortunately, Democratic party leaders like Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin are following the President's "Grand Bargain" strategy in the fiscal cliff negotiations, with propositions like a commission to cut Social Security for tax increases from Republicans. In response, Chicago activists are planning a "Durbinville" shanty town to symbolize the depression-era conditions millions of Americans will face as a result.
Join us once again in this spirit of resistance and demand absolutely NO CUTS to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.