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I Visited Over 40 Congressional Offices Today to Say: No Support For Anyone Who Votes for Social Security and Medicare Cuts

I was one of the 2700 people who pledged to go to the office of their member of congress and let them know that if they support cuts to Social Security or Medicare, we won’t support them in the next election. And moreover, that “supporting cuts” meant voting for the creation of any committee with the power to make recommendations that would be given an up-or-down vote in Congress, bypassing regular procedure (Catfood II).

I went to the offices of Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen, Steve Israel and many other members of Congress to leave a copy of our handout (PDF) on Social Security and Medicare, and to let them know that people would be visiting their district offices today.

I brought along 2 FDL readers who shot video, and I’ll have it up later. I’m already getting emails from people who visited their own district office and their stories are really inspirational. If you visited an office today today, or plan to visit, let us know in the comments or write a diary over at MyFDL and tell us what happened.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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