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NH AFL-CIO To Hold Candlelight Vigils For New Hampshire Senators

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Labor leaders and community activists from across New Hampshire will come together to hold a candlelight vigil in front of the two NH Senator’s offices.  

On monday Dec 10th middle class workers and their families will come together to opposes the dangerous cuts to Social Security and Medicare, being proposed in Congress. We need to send a strong and clear message to Senator Ayotte and Senator Shaheen, that cuts to these programs should not even be in the ‘fiscal cliff’ discussion.

“In one of the most prosperous countries in the world, everyone should be able to retire with health and dignity,” said AFL-CIO President Trumka. “Working families across the country have made it clear that we need to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits. Millions of working people, jobless people and retirees shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health care and retirement security so that the richest 2% can continue getting more tax breaks. It’s time for our elected leaders to focus on creating an economy that invests in jobs, healthcare and education for all.”

Vigils at all locations are from 4:00-5:00pm.

Here are the details from the NH AFL-CIO:

IN MANCHESTER: 

We’ll gather outside Senator Ayotte’s office at 4:00pm for a quick briefing. From there, we’ll take a group of people a few blocks down Elm Street for a vigil at Senator Shaheen’s office.

Sen. Ayotte’s Manchester Office Location:
1200 Elm Street, Manchester NH (near corner of W Bridge St)

IN PORTSMOUTH:

Meet outside Senator Ayotte’s Seacoast office at 4:00pm.
Senator Ayotte’s Portsmouth Office Location:
14 Manchester Square, Portsmouth (Pease International Tradeport)

Join Us

Join the hundreds of working families across the country who will be participating in a national Candlelight Campaign to urge Congress to say no to cuts to benefits for Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, and to end tax cuts for the richest 2%.

If you are not from New Hampshire, many state AFL-CIO federations and CLC will be hosting candlelight vigils just like this.  Find one near you.

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