Monday, December 24, 2012

Fwd: What grandma really wants for the holidays

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From: Ilya Sheyman, Political Action <>
Date: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Subject: What grandma really wants for the holidays
To: Terry Travers <>

Dear MoveOn member,

Are you going to grandma's house for the holidays? If so, she might be pretty upset right now, because under pressure from Republicans, Democrats are considering cutting her Social Security benefits. So before you show up at her house, better do one thing:

Can you take a second right now and post this message to Sen. John Kerry's Facebook wall?

"Sen. Kerry, this holiday season, I need you to say no to any Social Security
benefit cuts because...."

Here's the Facebook page to post to:

Just finish that sentence with your own personal reason why you don't want Social Security benefits cut.

And if you ARE grandma, or grandpa, don't be afraid to tell your kids and grandkids not to show up at your place without first sticking up for Social Security! 

See, last week, in fiscal talks with Republican Speaker John Boehner, President Obama offered to cut Social Security benefits by more than $112 billion in the coming decade. According to the AARP, "A typical 80-year-old woman will lose the equivalent of 3 months worth of food annually" under that plan.1 Negotiations are in flux, but there's a real risk that a deal that includes those cuts could be struck this week—while Congress is hoping we're tuned out.

Democrats in Congress—whose support is needed to pass a deal—must speak out clearly, with one voice, against any Social Security benefit cuts. They're making their minds up right now about what they'll do when they return to work Thursday. That's why it's so important they hear from us now.

So, go ahead! Post your own holiday message of why you need Sen. Kerry to defend Social Security from benefit cuts here:

Happy holidays!

–Ilya, Linda, Victoria, Milan, and the rest of the team

P.S. Depending on your member of Congress' Facebook page, you may either post your own message, or post a comment on one of the senator's messages. 


1. "AARP to Congress and the President: Don't Cut Social Security," AARP, December 18, 2012

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