We did it!
The Deficit Commission did not garner the 14 votes needed to send their proposal to Congress to cut Social Security and Medicare.
With your help, on November 30th, the National Call In Day to protect Social Security and Medicare, we shut down the Capitol switchboard twice. The same day, single-payer activists delivered 3,000 postcards directly to Rep. Jan Schakowsky demanding no cuts, privatization, or raising eligibility age for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and to fight for single-payer healthcare.
Check out the Real News Network coverage here.
We need to keep fighting. Moving into the next Congress, these regressive ideas from the Commission will be raised again, and we need our elected officials to stand strong in the face of proposals to balance the budget on the backs of working people.
Let’s celebrate the defeat of these ideas for now, but continue with resolve to protect and improve our social insurance programs. If you can, please donate today so we can continue organizing.