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15-Minute Activist: Save the Social Safety Net

With the country hurting from a deep recession, now is not the time to weaken safety net programs that protect the economically vulnerable – protections such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, employee health benefits, public-sector pensions, unemployment benefits and others. But Congress’s “Super Committee” is set to begin its recommendations for slashing spending and reducing the budget deficit with a report on Nov. 23. Take action against the committee’s short-sighted campaign to impose hardship on those who can afford it least. To send a letter opposing the cuts, click here.