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October 4th, 2010
Grijalva To Address Tucson Senior Groups, Speak to Media on Tuesday About The Need to Strengthen Social Security for Nation’s Retirees

Tucson, Ariz.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva will visit the Armory Park Senior Center in Tucson on Tuesday to hear resident concerns about Social Security and speak about the national and local outlook for the program’s future. Grijalva has led an effort in the House to get Members of Congress to stand against any attempts to cut benefits, raise the retirement age, or privatize aspects of the program. A letter he and other Members are circulating in Washington opposing Social Security reductions currently has 110 signatories and has been adding more every day.

The in-person event will be followed by a media conference call, where Grijalva will be joined by several experts to speak about the issue and answer questions. A full participant list is below.

Rep. Grijalva is joined this week by Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Dan Maffei (D-NY), who are participating in similar events in their respective districts. The three are circulating the letter in the House and have joined to rally Congressional opposition to any potential Social Security cuts.


Tuesday, Oct. 5

10:00 a.m. PDT in-person event, 11:15 a.m. PDT media call

Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. 5th Ave. in Tucson


Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Member of Congress

Eric Kingson, Co-Chair, Strengthen Social Security Campaign and Professor of Social Work, Syracuse University

Leticia Miranda, Associate Director, National Council of La Raza’s Economic and Employment Policy Project

Pamela Herd, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology, University of Wisconsin La Follette School of Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty

Barbara Easterling, President, Alliance for Retired Americans


Media should call in for the press conference at (800) 894-5910. The code is “Social Security.”

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