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Sunday, May 01, 2005

4 out of 5 of WV's representatives want to protect Social Security from corporate privateeers

Guess who doesn't want to save Social Security from Wall Street? Shelley Moore Capito.

Here's some information from DremaDems about how you can help:
Four Out of Five WV Representatives Agree

"More than 60% of the public is asking government to take private accounts off the table in the Social Security debate. Meanwhile, the GOP stands firm in their efforts to slam that square peg into a round hole, refusing to face what can easily be fixed. So far four of our five Congressional representatives are listening to us - the people who sent them to serve our interests.

In West Virginia the campaign to Save Social Security continues to pick up steam as the public pushes past the manipulation and spin control to ask questions and voice their opinion. Democracy in Action is a truly amazing thing. On Tuesday evening, over 100 people attended and unscripted Town Hall Meeting to ask questions and voice their opinions. Among the many questions, is Social Security being targeted now?" Why indeed.

Join WV United to Save Social Security This Summer at Public Forums -Together We Can be Heard

Ripley Senior Center – May 3, 2005 – 10:45 am
Mason County Senior Center – May 16, 2005 – 11 am
Fairmont Senior Center – May 19, 2005 – 11 am

If you wish to request this forum of panelists for your community contact Margaret Jarvis: mjarvis@wvaflcio.org.

Activate Your County Commission and City Council
West Virginians United to Save Social Security needs your help. During the legislative session both the WV House of Delegates and the WV Senate signed off on a resolution opposing privatization of the Social Security program.

We'd like every County Commission and every City Council in West Virginia to get on board. So if you know local representatives in your community on City Council or the County Commission who'd be willing to get the resolution passed it will tickle us pink. Copies of the resolution will be forwarded to you at your request. Please contact Margaret Jarvis: mjarvis@wvaflcio.org.

And If You Have a Personal Story, Please Share It
The WV Developmental Disabilities Council received a request from Senator Rockefeller to gather personal stories from folks who receive assistance through SSDI or SSI about the importance of these programs, how someone qualifies, and why they need the benefit. If you have a story to share:
Email: senator@rockefeller.senate.gov
Fax: to Barbara Pryor: (202) 224-7665
Also please send a copy to the Council by email: Lindahiggs@wvdhhr.org

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