Tucson, Ariz.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva will speak August 5 in Tucson at a celebration of Social Security’s 76th birthday. The event, organized by the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans, is open to the public and will take place at the Armory Park Senior Center at 3:15 p.m.
According to a Pew poll released July 11, which you can learn more about at http://tcf.org/commentary/2011/the-snapshot-hands-off-social-security-medicare-and-medicaid, “By an overwhelming 60-32 margin the public prefers to keep Medicare and Social Security as they are (rather than institute cuts).” Rep. Grijalva for months has led progressive opposition to cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as part of any debt deal. Comprehensive coverage of his public advocacy is reviewable at http://1.usa.gov/pS2KrQ.
Social Security has been demonized by a group of radicals who don’t understand the economy, and forcing drastic cuts down our throats in the name of fiscal discipline would be a disaster,” Grijalva said. “I can’t thank Southern Arizonans enough for the support they’ve shown for Social Security and other pillars of the American success story. Anyone voting to cut these programs is voting against their own interests and the wishes of the American people. I’ve had to take a few stands this year, and I’m glad Southern Arizona has shown the House majority and the country that we’re not going to roll over.”
Friday, August 5, 2011
Where: Armory Park Senior Center
220 South 5th Ave. in Tucson
Contact: Clara Ortiz with Rep. Grijalva’s office at (520) 904-0374