1825 K Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006
202-955-5665 (tel) | 202-955-5606 (fax) | www.ourfuture.org
Under the slogans “Back Off Social Security” and “Hands Off Social Security,” more than 350 fired-up retirees and others packed a meeting room on Capitol Hill March 28, 2011, to hear from senators and program beneficiaries, and to demand that Congress reject benefit cuts, a retirement age increase, and privatization. The large public event happened as the battle heats up in Washington between those wanting to sacrifice Social Security as part of a deficit-reduction deal and those demanding that it not be cut. Senators participating in the rally included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sens. Tom Harkin,D-Iowa; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Al Franken, D-Minn.; and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.