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Working Families Take to Capitol Hill and Say 'No Cuts' to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Working family advocates meet with Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.).

We have five weeks to tell Congress to let the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% expire and reject any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Visit for all the information you need on the upcoming budget showdown. 

Today, advocates for working families from 33 states have been in Washington, D.C., walking up and down the halls of Congress and knocking on doors, asking their representatives to let the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% expire and to reject cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Local AFL-CIO leaders were joined by hundreds of advocates from other labor and progressive organizations who met with 185 representatives and senators.

Throughout the day the AFL-CIO, Colorado AFL-CIO, North Carolina State AFL-CIO and others tweeted updates from the meetings. 


View more tweets on the AFL-CIO Twitter page

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