Call To Action

Build for a National Week of Action to Tell Congress:
Hands Off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid!

November 16th – 23rd

At a time of record unemployment and poverty, the politicians in Washington D.C. are threatening historic cuts to the country's social safety net. By November 23, a bipartisan congressional “Super Committee” will decide the fate of trillions in funding for extremely popular federal programs that seniors, the sick, the poor, students, workers, middle-class people, women, and others depend on. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education funding, and other social services are being targeted.
That is why we are urging labor and progressive activists across the country to organize local protests and actions the week of November 16 - 23 calling on the Super Committee and your Congressional representatives to oppose the proposed cuts and join us to demand:
  • Hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid! No cuts to education and social services!

  • We need jobs, not cuts! Fund a federal public works program to create millions of jobs for the unemployed.

  • Make Big Business Pay! For major tax hikes on the super-rich and corporations!

  • End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan! Slash Pentagon spending!

The politicians say the government of the richest country in the world is broke. But for decades, these same politicians have bailed out banks, slashed taxes for corporations and millionaires, and wasted trillions on wars for oil profits. It was these policies that led to massive government debts. Now they want to gut our programs to pay for an economic crisis Wall Street created.

These same politicians and their Wall Street masters are now calling for “shared sacrifice,” but it cannot be a one-way street. Wages have been held down for decades, benefits have been slashed, jobs have been sent overseas, and millions of homeowners have been ripped off. More Americans are living in poverty today than ever before. We refuse to pay for their crisis with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or with cuts to education and other social services!
We cannot afford any of the proposed cuts to education and the social safety net. We need to build massive protests in the streets to make our voices heard. Protests are already being organized in the home district of Patty Murray, national co-chair of the Super Committee and other members of the Super Committee. By spreading these protests across the country in a coordinated national week of action we have a rare opportunity to attract media attention and have an impact on this crucial national debate.

Join us!  We will be organizing in cities across the country for a national week of action from November 16th - 23rd.  This unprecedented attack on social services that working families depend on cannot go unanswered!  Check in with us regularly for day by day updates. If you would like to organize in your own area, or for more information on how to get involved, please visit the Contact Us tab above.  If you would like to make a donation to Jobs Not Cuts, please select the Donate button to the right.  We hope you will join our cause to tell congress: