Area Residents Put Their Feet on the Streets to Stand Up and Speak Out for Future Generations; Demand NO Cuts
to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Seattle — On July 28, 2012 from noon-2:00 pm, to mark the 47th birthday of Medicare, area retirees and families will join the Washington Alliance for Retired Americans and Physicians for a National Health Program for a sidewalk parade from the Seattle Center, through the Pike Place Market to Victor Steinbrueck Park. There will be music, balloons, and street theatre.
Despite widespread public support, three great American programs – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security – are under attack by politicians in Washington, DC. Americans from coast to coast are taking action this summer and calling attention to the need to protect these great American programs.
The Washington Alliance and its allies plan to top the 2011 March of over 100 attendees of all ages. Washingtonians will tell politicians at home and in the other Washington: “Allowing insurance companies to be in charge of Medicare is wrong! Crippling Medicaid funding and health care benefits for Americans families is wrong! Social Security belongs to all of us!”
What: WE’RE BACK: 2nd Medicare Anniversary Celebration and Sidewalk Parade
Who: Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans, Physicians for a National Health Program-Western Washington, allies & families
When: Saturday, July 28th from noon-2:00 pm
Where: Start at Seattle Center (noon – Immediately NW of the Fountain/E of Key Arena @ the Flagpole), moving south on 4th Ave. to Westlake Park (1:00 pm), then going SW to the Pike Place Market (1:30), ending with a Finale Program at Victor Steinbrueck Park (2:00)
Visuals: Costumes, street theatre and balloons (in addition to great music)
Personal Medicare Testimonial Interviews available upon request: Contact Jo Jacobson, WA State Field Representative – (253)-549-3033; firstname.lastname@example.org