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Nevada Working Families to Participate in National Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts
Published on Fri, Dec 7, 2012 (10:34 a.m.)Nevada Working Families to Participate in National Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts
Locals Urge Sen. Heller and Rep. Heck to Protect Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security from Cuts to Benefits; End Tax Cuts for 2%
LAS VEGAS, Nev., December 10 – Nevada working families will gather at Lloyd George Federal Building for a candlelight event to keep pressure on Senator Dean Heller and Representative Joe Heck to protect Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security benefits and to end tax cuts to the richest 2%. Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans would be impacted if Congress extends tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of these programs.
“We need to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits and other important programs that support our working families,” said Danny Thompson, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Nevada AFL-CIO.
“Retirees, people with disabilities and children shouldn’t have to suffer because some in Congress want to give more tax breaks to the richest 2%. It’s time for the richest 2% to pay their fair share and for our elected officials to strengthen programs that create jobs and rebuild the middle class.”
Since the election, Nevada working families have been mobilizing around the Lame Duck session. On Nov. 8, working families across the country held nearly 100 events outside Congressional offices, health clinics, Social Security offices, construction sites and other community locations. The December 10 national day of action continues the campaign to end the tax cuts for the richest 2% and to protect important programs that provide economic security to working and middle class Americans.
WHO: Nevada local working families, labor and community leaders
WHAT: Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts
WHEN: Monday, December 10 at 4:30 PM
WHERE: Lloyd George Federal Building, 333 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
VISUALS: Participants will be carrying signs or holding candles