NC AFL-CIO travels to Washington, DC to tell Congress No Cuts to Our Safety Net

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Media Advisory for November 27-28, 2012

Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, 336-255-2711, jeremy@aflcionc.org

LOCAL LABOR LEADERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO TELL CONGRESS:
NO CUTS TO MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY

New report shows thousands of North Carolina’s working families would be hit by cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security
http://www.aflcio.org/content/download/57571/819491/file/NC.pdf

(Washington, DC, 11/27/2012) North Carolina AFL-CIO staff, union leaders, and other working family advocates are headed to Washington, D.C. on November 27 to lobby our North Carolina congressional delegation on how cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will hurt families in our state. The lobby fly-in day coincides with a new report released by the AFL-CIO showing more than 1.7 million people in our state receive Social Security income and 1.4 million get health care coverage through Medicare. Of the 1,813,298 North Carolinians who get their health care coverage from Medicaid, 960,827 are children and 182,522 are seniors. The report also found these programs pump $48.2 billion a year into our state’s economy.

Members of the lobby delegation will tell Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr and U.S. Representatives Mel Watt, Heath Shuler, and others to say no to cuts in benefits for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and to end tax cuts for the richest 2%.

WHO: North Carolina AFL-CIO staff, union leaders, and working family advocates

WHAT: Travel to Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress for no cuts in benefits for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and no more tax cuts for the richest 2%

WHERE: U.S. Capitol

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27 to Wednesday, November 28

To talk with North Carolina AFL-CIO leaders about their lobby visit to Washington, DC contact Jeremy Sprinkle at 919-833-6678.

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The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of all working families. PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605.