Demonstrators call for no cuts in Medicare, Medicaid

PHILADELPHIA – Over 100 demonstrators gathered Dec. 4 outside Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey’s office on Market Street here today with a two part message. First they wanted to thank him for his past support for legislation supporting working families and children. Second, they wanted him to know that if he stands firm for Medicaid and Medicare, they will have his back.

This rally was one of several planned for the coming period as the “lame duck” Congress grapples with the threatened “fiscal cliff.”

Photo: Fight for Philly organizer Sam Jones speaking to the rally. Ben Sears/PW


Ben Sears
Ben Sears

Ben Sears is a retired teacher and AFT member in Philadelphia. He is the author, as John Bennett Sears, of the book "The Electrical Unions and the Cold War" (International Publishers 2019).