Yesterday, tens of thousands of people delivered the message: “Hands Off Our Social Security!” to their members of Congress. So many, in fact, that the Capitol Switchboard became overloaded and the phones went down.
Our message is getting through loud and clear, but now is not the time to let up.
The Fiscal Commission was supposed to vote today on a plan to slash Social Security benefits. They pushed the vote back to Friday in an effort to round up the necessary votes, but many members of the Commission are still undecided.
If you have time to call your U.S. Senators TODAY and THURSDAY, please do. Call 1-866-529-7630 now. Many of you called but weren’t able to get through yesterday — please call again today.
Tell the person who answers the phone: “I am a voter/constituent living in [your state]. I am calling to tell the Senator – no to Social Security benefit cuts, no to increasing the retirement age. In other words, hands off Social Security.”
Together, we can defeat their plan will raise the retirement age to 69, cut the annual COLA, and cut benefits overall for middle-income earners by 17% to 36%.