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Not everyone in Washington DC wants to cut Social Security.  Fortunately, many members of Congress realize that Social Security is a vital economic safety net for most retired Americans and oppose allowing it to fall victim to the austerity follies now playing out on the national stage.

Today, the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus will pause at 10:00 am ET to form a human chain symbolize their opposition to Social Security cuts.  Find out more below the orange curlicue.

From Strengthen Social Security:

Members of the Social Security Works, the Alliance for Retired Americans, the Center for Community Change and others will join the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Thursday for a Human Chain press conference in opposition to the Chained CPI Social Security benefit cut. The event will take place this Thursday, October 3 at 10 a.m. (EST)at the House Triangle on the east side of the U.S. Capitol.

Who: Reps. Keith Ellison (MN); Raul Grijalva (AZ); Mike Honda (CA); Jim McDermott (WA); Steven Horsford (NV); Sheila Jackson Lee (TX); Barbara Lee (CA); John Conyers (MI); Elijah Cummings (MD); Gwen Moore (WI); David Cicilline (RI); Mark Pocan (WI); Louise Slaughter (NY); Cheri Bustos (IL); Jan Schakowsky (IL); Jerrold Nadler (NY); Lois Frankel (FL); Janice Hahn (CA); Paul Tonko (NY); Yvette Clarke (NY); and Judy Chu (CA); Members of Social Security Works, the Alliance for Retired Americans and the Center for Community Change

You can watch live here.

9:28 AM PT: Update:  I just spoke to the folks at Alliance For Retired Americans.  They said the event took place it went well, but the live feed wasn't working.  There will be a link available soon for video of the event.  Stay tuned....

New link here

Originally posted to Betty Pinson on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:11 AM PDT.

Also republished by Social Security Defenders.

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