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Social Security

On Saturday Senators Tom Harkin and Mark Begich were on The Ed Show to
introduce their plan to strengthen and expand Social Security to MSNBC’s
audience across the country.

They certainly have the right
idea. They’ve proposed bills that would strengthen and enhance Social
Security for generations to come. That’s the kind of renewed commitment
to community and security we need. Already 94,672 DFA members have taken
action to support their plan. Will you join them?

Click here to watch the Senators’ appearance on The Ed Show and then
add your name to our petition to help us reach 100,000 signatures by

isn’t going to be an easy fight. The very same Wall Street bankers and
Tea Party interests that have plotted to derail Social Security time and
again will no doubt put up the fight of their lives. We need your help. Will you join us in the fight to expand and strengthen Social Security?

Thanks for all you do,


Neil Sroka, Communications Director
Democracy for America

a message from rep. Raul M. Grijalva

You know just how hard things are right now, but the Super Committee either doesn’t understand — or just doesn’t care.

Today, as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), I held a hearing today with some of the country’s top economists to talk about the importance of job creation and protecting our social safety net. We invited the members of the deficit reduction “Super Committee” — but none of them showed up.

Rather than asking the 1% to pay their fair share, the Super Committee is going after the vital programs that make America strong — these cuts would have a drastic impact on the health and financial security of far too many Americans.

Join me and my friends at Democracy for America in telling them we will stand strong — no cuts to Medicare and Medicaid benefits. http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1323?akid=1506.1480546.9jy123&t=1

Over the past several months, I have offered constructive recommendations for deficit reduction while stressing the need to put Americans back to work — there are real solutions to our debt crisis that don’t hurt the 99%.

Congress’s top priority must be job creation. The Super Committee should be listening to the working people of this nation who reject proposed austerity measures.

They should be asking the 1% to pay their fair share.

In this economic crisis, the last thing we should be talking about is slashing the program that provides health coverage for our seniors and the most vulnerable.

We must leave Medicare and Medicaid benefits off the table.

Let’s send a message so loud the Super Committee can’t ignore it — join me and almost 100,000 Democracy for America Members to say — no cuts to Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

It’s time to focus on fair solutions. Together we can stand up for the 99%.       http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1323?akid=1506.1480546.9jy123&t=2


– Raúl

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
 Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Who should we support for Congress?

We’ve been hearing a lot about the race in Washington’s 1st Congressional district from local DFA members, so I wanted to check in to see where you stood.

 DFA is committed to electing progressives who share our values of community, security and liberty, and as the country’s only people-powered PAC, we want to hear from our members who we should support in this race.

 So, who do you support for Congress? Vote now.   http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1317?akid=1497.1480546.fO-0eN&t=1

 Thank you for all that you do.

 – Nick

Nick Passanante, Deputy Political Director
 Democracy for America

The Middle Class in Action … Ohio, New Jersey and Kentucky

Now that’s what an election night is supposed to feel like!

I just spent the last four days crisscrossing Ohio and let me tell you, the energy is higher than I’ve seen it since 2008. We fought back against the Republican War on Working Families, the War on Voting, and the War on Women — and we won! To top it off, twelve fantastic DFA-endorsed candidates won critical races in places like New Jersey and Kentucky. We proved once again that when progressives stand up and fight, we win.

Click here to view all of our victories from last night — and keep the momentum going as we head into 2012.  http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1292?akid=1475.1480546.SWDcz0&t=1

Thanks to your hard work, and the work of DFA members across the country, we have a lot to celebrate today.

Thanks for all that you do.

– Jim

Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America

Breaking: Medicare cuts

News broke yesterday of a very bad idea.

Sixty Democrats in the House signed a letter to the so-called “Super Committee” saying that Medicare benefit cuts are on the table — essentially giving the Super Committee a green light to slash Medicare in pursuit of its goal of $4 trillion in budget cuts.

These Democrats have thrown up their hands and quit on one of the most important fights right now for the middle class. Worst of all, some of them are progressives we’ve relied on in the past.

We’re looking for personal stories about how Medicare cuts would impact your life and the lives of your family members. A personal story can be a powerful tool in creating change — and could make the difference in persuading these Democrats to abandon their bad idea.

What’s your peronsal story about the role of Medicare in your life? Share your story right now — and prove to these 60 Democrats why Medicare must be protected.

If you dont have a story, add your name to our pledge to oppose any candidate who votes for cuts to Medicare or Medicaid benefits.


Medicare is not the problem. Medicare did not cause the run-up in federal deficits. Republican tax-cuts to the richest 1% and their corporate friends caused the mess we’re in. Those people should be the ones to clean up the mess, not middle class families and seniors that are struggling to get by.

If Democrats give in to Republicans on Medicare, they will be doing so at the expense of so many middle class families that are counting on them right now to protect their benefits in this difficult time.

Share your story about why Medicare cuts should be taken off the table entirely. http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1282?akid=1466.1480546.5_boDM&t=3

I don’t have a story to share, but I will sign the pledge.   http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1284?akid=1466.1480546.5_boDM&t=4

We’ll be sure to get your stories to the Democrats who signed this letter, so that they know you are counting on them to stand up and protect Medicare.

Let’s stop this bad idea before it gets any worse.

Thanks for everything you do,

– Gregg

Gregg Ross, Political Campaign Manager
Democracy for America