Statewide Campaign to Restore the American Promise

Almost a century ago, we made a decision as a community and as a nation that we should have a system where each generation would have more opportunity and more prosperity than the generation before it. But, right now in Congress, the American Promise is under attack. “Social safety net” programs, like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, that our families, friends, and neighbors have relied on for decades are being threatened by a radical anti-government, anti-people, agenda. We’re fighting back!

We’re taking our message to communities across the state. We can’t just sit back and let the American Promise be destroyed. We must stand together to build a stronger America! Join the statewide campaign to Restore the American Promise.

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President Obama and the Republican-led house have reached an agreement to both raise the debt ceiling and cut more than one trillion dollars from the federal budget. Part of the initial cut of some $900 billion dollars is coming directly from government programs that so many hard-working Americans rely upon to make ends meet.

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Seniors rally to preserve social security. 7/21/2011 Genesee County YNN

Wilton resident Sharon McFarlane shows support during the statewide “Restore the American Promise” caravan. 7/21/2011 Schenectady Gazette

Protestors Defy Heat to Defy Hayworth. 7/22/2011 The Daily Somers

FDR and Eleanor Join Caravan to Restore American Promises. 7/22/2011 AFLCIO

Debt deal must leave older American’s benefits alone. 7/22/2011 Syracuse Post Standard

“Restore the American Promise” caravan rolls into Dutchess. 7/22/2011 Mid Hudson News

A “Look Ahead” at next week’s headlines. 7/17/2011 Mohawk Valley YNN

Citizens raise concerns to potential debt debate cuts. 7/21/2011 WKTV

Union-backed protesters cite Reed’s votes on entitlements. 7/20/2011 The Leader

Gibson gets Kinderhook protest for budget vote. 7/20/2011 WGXC

Protesters Demand Congressman Grimm Keep Social Security, Health Care Out Of Debt Negotiations. New York 1 Staten Island

Demonstrators takes to streets for social welfare preservation. 7/20/2011 Brighton Pittsford Post

A quick look at what’s happening today in Western New York. 7/20/2011 Buffalo News

“Restore the American Promise” caravan. 7/20/2011 Buffalo YNN

Rep. Tom Reed attacked for recent vote. 7/21/2011 Democrat and Chronicle

Retirees stop at Corning to protest cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security. 7/20/2011 Star Gazette

F.D.R. tribute artist to visit Gibson’s office. 7/20/2011 Post Star

New York Caravan to Restore the American Promise Hits the Road. 7/20/2011 AFLCIO

Protestors Gather In Front Of Bishop’s Southampton Office. 7/20/2011

Restore the American Promise Caravan. 7/21/2011Progressive News Network


Sponsoring Organizations:

1199SEIU, Fight for a Fair Economy • AFSCME • Citizen Action of New York • Health Care for America Now! • Institute for Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly • Medicaid Matters New York • Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign • National Association of Letter Carriers • New York Network for Action on Medicare and Social Security • New York State Alliance for Retired Americans • New York State AFL-CIO • New York Statewide Senior Action Council • New York Association on Independent Living

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Business and Labor Coalition of NY

Capital District Area Labor Federation

Center for Disability Rights

Children’s Defense Fund of NY

Communications Workers of America, District 1

Disabled in Action of Greater Syracuse

Goddard-Riverside Community Center

Gray Panthers NYC Network

Greater NYC for Change

Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation

Hunger Action Network of NYS

Joint Public Affairs Committee of Older Adults

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Make the Road NY

Medicare Rights Center

Metro Justice

Natl. Assoc. of Letter Carriers

Natl. MS Society NY Network

NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

NYS United Teachers

Physicians for a National Health Program, NY Metro Chapter

Rekindling Reform

SEIU Local 32BJ

Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center

Taconic Resources for Independence

Teamsters Local 237 Retirees Division

Westchester Disabled on the Move

Westchester for Change


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