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David Hogberg

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Sent:    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:39 AM
To:      David Hogberg
Subject: Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Peterson Fiscal Summit to Support Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
Media Advisory For: Monday, May 15, 2012




Contacts: Don Owens, (202) 587-1653 dowens@socialsecurity-works.org

            Lacy Crawford, (202) 587-1635 lcrawford@socialsecurity-works.org




 Peterson Fiscal Summit to Be Joined by Sen. Bernie (I-VT)
 Sanders’ Truth-Telling Session Saying, "Hands Off Social
             Security, Medicare and Medicaid"


Groups representing middle class families to hold discussion on
   national budget outside Pete Peterson's elite gathering


(Washington, DC) -- On May 15 Sen. Bernie Sanders will join with citizen groups to protest
the Peter G. Peterson “Fiscal Summit” where elite power brokers including House Budget
Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Sen. Rob
Portman (R-OH), former Sen. Alan Simpson, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and
former President Bill Clinton will gather inside to discuss a so-called “grand bargain” budget
that will cut Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.



Senator Bernie Sanders, Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for
Women, Max Richtman, president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security
and Medicare, Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future and Maya
Rockeymoore, president of Global Policy Solutions, will join activists on Tuesday, May 15 at
1:30 p.m., at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW outside the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in
Washington D.C. to protest conservative austerity plans and say, "Hands Off Social Security,
Medicare, and Medicaid."




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The austerity protest is sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future, Health Care for America
Now, Progressives United, CREDO, Social Security Works, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,
National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare, and NOW.



What:       Protest at the Pete Peterson “Austerity Fiscal Summit” featuring House Speaker John
Boehner (R-OH), Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), and former

President Bill Clinton



Where:         Andrew Mellon Auditorium 1301 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC



When:          Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. (EST)



Who:           Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

               Roger Hickey, Campaign for America’s Future

               Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

               Terri O’Neal, National Organization for Women

               Maya Rockeymoore, CEO of Global Policy Solutions



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