New England News
6:15 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Activists Urge Sen. Kerry To Stand Firm Against Benefit Cuts

Activists meet with Meghan Leahy ( back to camera) policy advisor to US Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to urge Kerry to oppose cuts to social safety net programs
Credit WAMC

Progressive activists are staging demonstrations and taking other actions across the country Monday to urge no cuts to social safety net programs be part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.  In western Massachusetts they took the message to a district office of the state’s senior US Senator John Kerry.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

In demanding no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, Jenny Daniell, an organizer with MoveOn, said they wanted to remind Senator Kerry that Main Street, not Wall Street,  won the last election.

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