Thursday, September 28, 2006

Arcuri Pledges to Protect Social Security; Meier Silent

A lot of people in New York's 24th Congressional District depend on Social Security - almost 20% of the district. When you look at the number of people in New York who depend on Social Security, the 24th ranks third. And when you look at the number of children in the state who depend on Social Security, the 24th comes in first.

That's why D-WFP Congressional candidate Mike Arcuri is publicly signing a pledge to oppose the new Bush plan to privatize Social Security. Arcuri's opponent in the 24th District Congressional race, Dick Cheney-clone Ray Meier, won't sign the pledge to oppose Social Security privatization.

Here's George Bush back in June, talking about Social Security privatization:
"If I can't get it done this year, I'm going to try next year. And if we can't get it done next year, I'm going to try the year after that."
Social Security privatization isn't going away as long as Bush is in office. Bush's 2007 budget diverts $721 billion of Social Security funds away to private accounts. So why won't Ray Meier say where he stands on privatizing Social Security? Maybe Meier figures we already know he's pledged to rubber stamp what George Bush wants. Or maybe Ray Meier doesn't want to say anything because he knows he's not a good fit for the 24th District and he's trying to sneak his way into Congress.

Come out and hear Mike Arcuri pledge to protect Social Security. Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc. and Citizen Action of New York are organizing the pledge and the signing.
  • WHEN: Friday, September 29, at 10am
  • WHERE: East Side Senior Day Center at 675 Catherine St in Utica
And don't forget tonight's debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters:
  • WHEN: Thursday, September 28, at 6:30pm
  • WHERE: Donovan Middle School in Utica
You can also phonebank with us in the 24th and in New York City or make a donation.

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