Social Security

4:45 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Rally Held to Support Social Security Benefits

Social Security Rally Plattsburgh, NY

A group of individuals were in front of the Social Security office in Plattsburgh Monday to highlight the importance of the federal program.

The rally to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Social Security was also designed to focus attention on challenges facing the program as potential cuts are considered in Washington.  Clinton County Legislator Tom Wood, the Area Representative for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, organized the local rally.

Hudson Valley News
3:40 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Activists Rally in Beacon

Activists assemble in a nearby park before heading off to The Dutchess County Senior Friendship Center for a chance to meet Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

On the occasion of the release of a report about income taxes on the wealthy by the advocacy groups Americans for Tax Fairness, Citizens for Tax Justice and the National Women's Law Center---  and marking Monday's 47th anniversary of the 1965, signing of the federal law to establish the Medicare retirement health care program by President Lyndon Johnson---  representatives of advocacy and labor groups rallied in Beacon - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.

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