In the week of July 4 and beyond, the AFL-CIO and other groups will stage events across the country to demand that members of Congress “declare their independence” from President Bush’s dangerous plans to privatize Social Security and cut guaranteed benefits.

In announcing the protests, the AFL-CIO said, “Together we can call the nation’s attention to these dangerous privatization plans and the politicians who support them – before, not after, Election Day.

We will join together to hold town meetings and press events to explain how much damage the Bush privatization plans will do to Social Security – and to all of us who depend on this vital program. And we will challenge politicians to Sign the Pledge to Protect Social Security – and to support a real prescription drug plan under Medicare.”



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