On Monday December 10th, International Human Rights Day, workers across the nation in over 100 planned events will participate in a national Candlelight Campaign to urge Congress to say no to cuts to benefits for Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, and to end tax cuts for the richest 2%.
Working families across the country will commemorate International Human Rights Day and hold candlelight vigils, town halls, rallies and other events to highlight the right to healthcare and the right to retire with dignity. Working families will also deliver over 50,000 petitions to individual members of Congress asking them to honor their commitment to voters.
Here in the Quad Cities, members from organized labor unions, Alliance for Retired Americans, Progressive Action for the Common Good, MoveOn, and numerous faith-based organizations in the Quad Cities will be rallying outside Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) office in Davenport, Iowa at 4:00pm to make clear the following: “NO to tax breaks for the Richest 2% and NO to cuts in Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.”
In one of the most prosperous countries in the world, everyone should be able to retire with health and dignity. Working families across the country have made it clear that we need to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits. Millions of working people, jobless people and retirees shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health care and retirement security so that the richest 2% can continue getting more tax breaks. It’s time for our elected leaders to focus on creating an economy that invests in jobs, healthcare and education for all.
Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Davenport office is located at 201 West 2nd Street.
For further information, please call 309-788-1303.