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Political rallies to be held Monday in Iowa


This news story was published on December 9, 2012.
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From the Iowa AFL-CIO –

WORKERS WILL GATHER OUTSIDE LOCAL CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES TO THANK CONGRESSMEN BOSWELL AND LOEBSACK FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE LATHAM TO MAKE NO CUTS IN SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, OR MEDICAID AND NO TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICHEST 2%

On Monday, December 10 Iowans from around the state in front of the Iowa offices of Congressmen Boswell, Latham and Loebsack, asking them to protect programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

These Iowans will also be asking these Congressmen to stop the tax breaks for the richest 2% as well.

In a post-election “lame-duck” session, Congress is taking on high-stakes decisions with major consequences for working people and the economy.

Polling after the election clearly supports that the majority of American is saying no to the tax cuts for the top 2% and no to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “We want to thank Congressman Boswell and Loebsack for standing with working Iowans,” said Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer of the Iowa Federation of Labor. ” The voters made it clear they want the rich to pay more in taxes, without making cuts in programs like Social Security.”

“We will continue to demand that members of Congress and the President stand up for fairness and economic security and refuse to increase already raging inequality during the lame-duck session in Congress”

Who: Concerned Iowans

Speakers in Burlington: Ryan Drew, Treasurer; Des Moines-Henry County Labor Council

Midge Slater, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans

Jared Hershberger, Staff, Congressman Dave Leobsack

What: Information Rally/ Campaign against cuts

WHEN: Monday December 10, 2012

Des Moines and Ames: 4 PM to 5 PM

Burlington: 5PM to 6 PM 5 to 5:15 candlelight vigil in front of the Library. Speakers at 5:15 PM inside library.

WHERE: Des Moines, 300 East Locust (outside Boswell’s office)

Burlington, Library, 210 Court Street . Meeting Room B.

Ames, 1421 South Bell Ave (outside Latham’s office)

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