Call Rep. Boswell to co-sign the letter to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid


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Call Rep. Boswell to co-sign the letter to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

The House can stop this terrible deal
Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Call Rep. Boswell and tell him to co-sign the Congressional Progressive Caucus letter to keep Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts off the table in debt ceiling negotiations. Click here for the number to call and a sample script.

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Dear Friend,

President Obama is putting cuts to vital safety net programs on the table in debt ceiling negotiations. But the leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Reps. Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison, have boldly stepped out to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Now, they need our help.

Can you call Rep. Boswell and tell him to co-sign the Congressional Progressive Caucus letter to take cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid off the table?

Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been an outspoken advocate for taking benefit cuts to these programs off the table in debt ceiling negotiations.

So now Reps. Grijalva and Ellison are circulating an emergency sign-on letter to Leader Pelosi strongly agreeing with her position.

Democrats who co-sign the letter are not only strengthening Pelosi's hand at the negotiating table by supporting her directly, they're also sending a signal to the White House not to take their votes for granted.

That's an important message only House Democrats can deliver to the president. And we need to make sure that they speak out as quickly and as loudly as possible to stop a bad deal before it's finalized.

As of this morning, 69 Democrats had already co-signed the letter — but not Rep. Boswell.

Call Rep. Boswell and tell him to co-sign the Congressional Progressive Caucus letter to take cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid off the table. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Thank you for speaking out.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets


P.S. Here is the text of the letter:

Leader Pelosi,

We write in strong agreement with your unwavering defense of the Democratic programs that form the bedrock of America's middle and working classes, and which are overwhelmingly popular.

On July 7, you made very clear that "We are not going to balance the budget on the backs of America's seniors, women and people with disabilities" and that "we do not support cuts in benefits" for vital safety-net programs. We agree completely.

Especially in these tough economic times, we should not be cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits that millions of our constituents paid into and depend on. Such benefit cuts should be off the table in current debt discussions.

Our Republican colleagues should be embarrassed by their insistence that unless Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits are cut, the nation will default on its debts. Middle-class families have sacrificed enough, and a deal that pushes the American Dream further out of reach, in order to pay for extending tax breaks for the rich and corporations, is simply unacceptable.

We are united as Democrats in saying that it's time to stand up to the Republican hostage-taking. We will not be forced to vote for a "final agreement" that we do not agree to — and that the American people do not agree to.

We stand united with you in insisting that benefit cuts for working families, our seniors, children, and people with disabilities must be off the table, and we stand united with you in fighting for millions of Americans who need Democrats to be firmly on their side.

Sincerely,

Raul Grijalva, Co-Chair
Congressional Progressive Caucus

Keith Ellison, Co-Chair
Congressional Progressive Caucus

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