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Mobilization alert: Help protect our future on Monday, December 10

CLEVELAND, December 7 — A showdown is taking place in Washington, D.C. Some Lawmakers are pushing to grant more tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans — at a cost of $1 trillion over 10 years — while cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits under the guise of a manufactured fiscal crisis.

BLET and Teamster members nationwide participated in a Fiscal Cliff Call-In Day to Congress on Wednesday, December 5 to express opposition to benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicare, and in support of ending tax cuts to the richest 2%. Members are now advised that Monday, December 10, is another national day of action.

A number of events are planned across the country on December 10 so our message resonates with Members of Congress, including several candlelight vigils against slashing Social Security. All members of the BLET and BLET Auxiliary are encouraged to participate. For information on events in your area, please visit: www.americawantstowork.org. Please check back frequently as new events are being added every day.

We must continue to urge our Representatives and Senators in Congress to protect the vital programs that the middle class and working families rely on by not making any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of any deficit reduction deal. Instead, they should end the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% and finally make the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share.

Friday, December 7, 2012
bentley@ble-t.org

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