Monday, July 18, 2011

Will Janice Hahn Vote To Cut Social Security? Not If You Make Your Voice Heard

When Janice Hahn campaigned for Congress, she attacked her opponent for supporting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. She said she would be "A true fighter for working families." Yet, in her first interview after the election, Hahn opened the door to cutting these programs at a time when working families may need them the most.

When asked directly about whether or not she would support cuts to Social Security and Medicare as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling Hahn responded:

"Americans want us to get together and come up with common sense solutions... If compromises need to be made, I will certainly follow the lead of the President."

Essential programs such as these should not be on the table. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is sending a letter to Nancy Pelosi pledging to oppose any deal that cuts Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. So far, 14 California congress members have signed on.

Following the lead of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Venice For Change is partnering with progressive activist Asher Huey (yes, ironically, son of Craig Huey), to ask our newest member of Congress to sign on to the letter and stand up for everyone who relies on these vital programs.

Sign on to our petition and make your voice heard.

When you click on this link and sign our petition, Janice Hahn will receive an email directly from you, asking her to be the fighter she promised to be during the campaign.

If we flood Hahn's inbox with letters over the next few days, we can make our voices heard loud and clear - when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, we can't afford to compromise on our future.

Sign on to our petition and tell Janice Hahn we need her to be the fighter she promised to be.

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