Call Sen. Durbin: Don't sell us out

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Call Sen. Durbin: Don't sell us out on Social Security and Medicare

Recently, Sen. Dick Durbin, the second most powerful Democrat in the Senate, endorsed cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits. You and more than 100,000 CREDO activists have already signed a petition telling Sen. Durbin not to sell us out -- will you make a call to make sure he gets the message?

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Dear 5849376,

Recently, Sen. Dick Durbin, the second most powerful Democrat in the Senate, appeared on Fox News Sunday and told host Chris Wallace that he would support cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits as part of a grand bargain with Republicans.

These vital and hugely successful programs deserve to be strengthened and expanded, not cut. But the Republicans are longstanding opponents of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and have been waging an unrelenting decades-long assault to destroy, defund or privatize these programs.

The last thing we need is a powerful Democrat, especially one like Sen. Durbin who claims to care about these programs, going on national television and saying he's open to making a deal with the Republicans that includes benefit cuts. You and more than 100,000 CREDO activists have already signed a petition telling Sen. Durbin not to sell us out -- will you make a call to make sure he gets the message?

Call Sen. Durbin and tell him not to sell us out on Social Security and Medicare. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

After standing unified in the shutdown and debt-ceiling fight, the Democrats are in a great negotiating position with Paul Ryan and the House Republicans. It is mindboggling that they would move from a position of strength to a position of weakness so quickly.

We need to send a message to Sen. Durbin that this kind of behavior is unacceptable.

Not only did Sen. Durbin keep the door open to benefit cuts, he also parroted the misleading talking points of those who are committed to cutting Social Security and Medicare saying:

Social Security is gonna run out of money in 20 years.

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If we don't focus on the health care and dealing with the entitlements, the baby boom generation is going to blow away our future. We don't want to see that happen.

Sen. Durbin is a powerful leader within the Senate and within the Democratic Party. We can't let him think it's acceptable to offer up benefit cuts, regardless of whether the offer is earnest or part of some stratagem.

These programs are too important to be used as bargaining chips. And we need to speak out to make sure he knows that we won't sit down and stay quiet while he -- or any other Democrat -- does so.

Call Sen. Durbin and tell him not to sell us out on Social Security and Medicare. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
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