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Public Hearing on Saving our Federal Safety Net

Saturday, June 1 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
St. Paul AME Church
Rev. Bruce Butcher, Pastor
1250 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron

Federal spending cuts to education, food & nutrition, housing, health care, employment, Veterans programs, transportation and other social “safety net” programs will impact millions of Americans, including thousands in Summit County. Other proposals call for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. There are alternatives to reducing the federal deficit, including ending the 2001-2003 tax cuts to the wealthiest citizens and corporate tax loopholes. Further cuts to the Pentagon could also be made.

Attend the public hearing. Share your views. Hear from our federal and state public officials.

Attending the hearing representing our federal public officials will be:
- Beth Thames, representing U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
- Ginger Baylor, representing U.S. Represetative Marcia Fudge
- Chris Cupples, representing U.S. Representative Tim Ryan

We have not yet received a response from the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci.  All federal public officials representing Summit County will receive a video of the hearing.

The hearing is sponsored by St. Paul AME Church, Concerned Clergy and Community Leaders (Akron), AFSCME Local 1360, Stand Up for Ohio, Barberton-Norton-Wadsworth Peace Group, and the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee.

Author: 
Leah Davis