Oppose the "Cat Food" Commission -- Build the Campaign Against Raising the Retirement Age
Say NO to Cutting Seniors' Benefits - Your help is needed to build opposition in Congress against dramatic Social Security benefit cuts we expect will be proposed by President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Dominated by conservatives, the group has been dubbed the "Cat Food" Commission because of their apparent intention to push millions of people -- especially women -- out of the middle class and into poverty.
Please send a message to your representative, asking her or him to sign on to a letter to the president from Rep. Raul Grijalva (D- Ariz.) and other House members opposing an increase in the retirement age. This benefit cut would be especially devastating to women -- many of whom work in physically demanding jobs like nursing, waitressing or cleaning and are unable to work until age 70.
In addition, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has introduced a resolution that opposes raising the retirement age (H.Res.1670). Passage of that resolution would send a strong message to the president and the Fiscal Commission. Speak out in support of the Grijalva letter and Giffords' House resolution.
Take action NOW!