January 26, 2017

Retirees Deliver “Hands Off Medicare” Petitions

Metro East- On Wednesday, the Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees delivered petitions to the offices of Congressmen Rodney Davis, Congressman John Shimkus and Congressman Mike Bost.

Retiree leader Dennis Barker said they delivered a clear message. “We do not want Congress to cut, privatize, weaken or otherwise damage Medicare or Social Security”. They made clear that replacing Medicare with a voucher system is unacceptable. Retirees want to expand these successful programs, not to see them cut.

Photo, from left to right: Cindy Overby- IRTA Retired Teacher, Jeff Rains- SOAR Chapter President, George Snyder- SOAR Member, Marlene Carey-Soar Recording Secretary, Dennis Barker-SOAR Vice President, Don Ogle-SOAR Member.

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