Congressional Super Committee

Super Committee Failure Is Not A Crisis

Dear Friend,

It's time to give thanks. Yesterday, the congressional Super Committee actually gave us another reason to be thankful when it announced that the members were unable to agree on a plan to make $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next 10 years.

This is a testament to the grassroots voices – including yours – from around the country that made it clear that any deal should reflect the priorities and values of β€œthe 99%.”  In this case, no deal was definitely better than a bad deal.

Move the Money

Help us Move the Money away from war and back into our communities.

Bird Dogging 101

Political bird dogging involves pushing a candidate to address a particular issue and answer it with specificity.  We provide suggestions on how to work on getting members of Congress to make statements on the record about where they stand on important issues.

How to Talk to the Congressional Super Committee

Download our material on how to make yourself heard by your elected officials.  If you live in an area represented on the Super Committee it is critical that you make sure they hear from you and about your concerns.

Focus on the Super Committee

Background and specific action ideas focused on the Congressional Super Committee that is right now trying to develop a plan to cut the federal deficit, and is looking at cuts across the board, including many programs that are important to protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Confusion on Social Security and Medicare

Op-Ed published in the Concord Monitor, August 25, 2011

Confusion on Social Security and Medicare

They're not broke, don't add to debt

By Russ Armstrong and Steve Gorin 

Super-Committee petition

Congress has created a Super-Committee to address federal budget priorities and the deficit.  There are LOTS of problems with this process, but it is there, and it will act.  Senator Kerry (D-MA) is on of the members of the committee.  People in MA and surrounding states are collecting signatures on a petition calling on him to protect Social Security, control health care costs with Medicare for All, end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and cut the bloated Pentagon budget.   Please download the petition, collect signatures and return it to the addresses on the petition

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