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Last week, the government was hit with billions in automatic spending cuts, known as the "sequester." Republicans are taking advantage of this moment and are proposing to replace "sequester" cuts with cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.

Reps. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Mark Takano (D-CA) have teamed up with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and progressive allies to stand strong against benefit cuts. They're asking their colleagues to sign on to a letter vowing to vote against any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.

Want to hear the latest from Grayson directly? The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is holding a national briefing tomorrow with him and others -- to update you and reporters about the momentum of our campaign to protect key benefits. We'll also answer your questions.

Can you join our national briefing today at 12pm Eastern? RSVP to join by phone or online.

Over 200,000 Americans have signed on as citizen supporters of the letter from Reps. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Mark Takano (D-CA) promising to vote against benefit cuts. On the briefing, we'll update you about others in Congress who have joined them. National Organization of Women president Terry O'Neill will join our national briefing as well, and will make a major announcement.

Click here to RSVP for the briefing.

Click here to sign on as a citizen sponsor of the Grayson-Takano letter against Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefit cuts.

Call your Representative and ask them to sign onto the Grayson-Takano letter.

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