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Liveblog joint press conference, AFL-CIO and House Progressive Caucus, 2pm Eastern.

An announcement on Twitter from Keith Ellison (D-MN) of the Progressive Caucus says that he will be joined by Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).  This should be broadcast live on House Radio-Television Correspondents' Gallery http://radiotv.house.gov.  We might find it on other media as well.

Nancy Pelosi is also doing a press conference at 2pm on C-SPAN.  Update:  Here is the video of the Pelosi presser.

Twitter:
@USProgressives
@keithellison
@SenSanders
@SenatorHarkin
@RichardTrumka
@HouseRadioTV

MEDIA ADVISORY: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, House Leaders to Stand Against Chained CPI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2013
Press Contacts
Adam Sarvana (Grijalva) – (202) 225-2435
Jeremy Slevin (Ellison) – (202) 225-4755
Washington, D.C. – In response to the inclusion of chained CPI in the president’s FY 2014 budget, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison and other House leaders will hold a press conference declaring their opposition to cutting benefits earned by America’s working families.

Chained CPI will shift costs onto seniors, veterans and working families. Americans already face a difficult economy, and cutting the benefits they have earned will only make getting out of this recession harder for all of us.

What: Congressional Progressive Caucus to Join Organized Labor in Stand Against Chained CPI

Who:
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Nancy Zirkin, The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

When: Thursday, April 11th, 2:00 p.m.
Where: House Triangle (outside southeast corner of U.S. Capitol)

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DailyKos Blogathon -- Week of April 8th


(All times are Eastern, diaries published by the Pushing back at the Grand Bargain group)
Monday, April 8
10:00 a.m. Roger Fox
12:00 noon eXtina
2:00 p.m. Guest crosspost by Yves Smith
3:00 p.m. poopdogcomedy
4:00 p.m. Horace Boothroyd III
6:00 p.m. slinkerwink
8:00 p.m. joedemocrat

Tuesday, April 9
10:00 a.m. Guest crosspost by Bill Black
12:00 noon Livestream Event diary/Team
2:00 p.m. joe shikspack
4:00 p.m. Roger Fox
6:00 p.m. Priceman
8:00 p.m. TomP

Wednesday, April 10
11:00 a.m. Liveblog budget announcement press conference
12:00 noon  Words in Action
 1:00 p.m.  bobswern
2:00 p.m.  One Pissed Off Liberal (OPOL)
4:00 p.m.  Puddytat
6:00 p.m.  Tool
8:00 p.m.  SouthernLiberalinMD

Thursday, April 11
10:00 a.m. Letsgetitdone
12:00 noon  CitizenofEarth
 1:00  p.m. Words in Action
2:00 p.m. Liveblog event diary
3:00 p.m.  LeftHandedMan
4:00 p.m.  Unitary Moonbat
6:00 p.m. cosmic debris
8:00 p.m. angelajean

Friday April 12
10:00 a.m. joanneleon
11:00 a.m. Roger Fox
12:00 noon jamess
1:00 p.m. joejoejoe
2:00 p.m.  ek hornbeck
3:00 p.m. Seneca Doane
4:00 p.m. poopdogcomedy
6:00 p.m. Jim P
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. Roger Fox

* If you would like to join the blogathon, contact joanneleon or Lady Libertine by kosmail.


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1. Call your senators and representatives and tell them "Hell No!" with a priority on contacting senators.  U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.  You can find email contact information here

2.  Contact the White House and tell them "Hell No!".  Switchboard: 202-456-1414.  Email contact page is here.

3.  Petitions.  There are a number of petitions available.  Choose from the following or preferably sign them all.

a. White House petition calling for no cuts to Social Security.
b. AFL-CIO petition calling for no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and calling for more jobs, repealing the sequester and ending tax loopholes for the wealthiest individuals and corporations.
c. Sen. Harkin's petition telling Pres. Obama not to cut Social Security.

4. Social Media.  Share this diary and promote this blogathon on Facebook and Google+ using the buttons at the top of the diary.  Send this out on Twitter and add the hashtags #HellNo and #NoGrandBargain.

Blogathon diaries you might have missed
Monday:
Hell No! #NoGrandBargain: "Pushing back at the Grand Bargain" by Roger Fox
Hell No! Chained CPI will reduce eligability for EITC #noChainedCPI by Roger Fox
Hell No! Dan Pfeiffer: "The President's Budget Shows That He is Serious About Solving Deficits" by eXtina
Guest Crosspost, Yves Smith: Obama Wants to Be the President Who Rolled Back the New Deal by Yves Smith via joanneleon
IA-Sen: Tom Harkin (D) Needs Our Help Telling Obama Hell No To The Chained CPI by poopdogcomedy
Hell No! Stop crushing the poor by Horace Boothroyd III
Hell, No! Social Security Contributes Nothing To Deficit by slinkerwink
Hell No! No Grand Bargain: Chained CPI: Social Security Means So Much To So Many by joedemocrat

Tuesday:
Bill Black: “Wall Street Uses the Third Way to Lead its Assault on Social Security” by Bill Black via joanneleon
Hell No! Livestream. Petition delivered to White House. Millions of signatures. 12:30pm by Lady Libertine
Hell No! No Grand Bargain. Are "Progressives" Destroying the New Deal? by joe shikspack
#HellNo ! #ChainedCPI : $65 billion income tax increase on working families #noChainedCPI by Roger Fox
Hell No! Chained CPI is a Cut. You Either Care About People or You Don't. by priceman
Hell No! No Votes or Money To Dems Who Vote To Cut Social Security. by TomP

Wednesday:

Hell No! No Grand Bargain Liveblog 2014 Budget press conference by joanneleon
Hell No! No Grand Bargain: Are We At War With Our Own Neoliberals? by Words In Action
Hell No! “Progressives Rage...Over Plan to Cut Social Security” (Pt. 1 of 2) by bobswern
Hell No! Pam Martens: “Progressives Rage...Over Plan to Cut Social Security…” (Pt. 2 of 2) by bobswern
Hell No! There's No Way to Vote Against Goldman Sachs by One Pissed Off Liberal
Hell No! Hands Off Social Security - This Has Gotten Personal by Puddytat
Hell No! Expand Social Security - Don't Cut It by Tool
Hell No! "Do You Think That Democracy Is Part of the Problem?” Attacks on Soc Security& Democracy by SouthernLiberalinMD


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Originally posted to Pushing back at the Grand Bargain on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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