Last night Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to pass a plan to raise our country's debt ceiling in exchange for as much as $1.8 trillion in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts.
The bill asked NOTHING of millionaires and corporations, everything of the most vulnerable among us, and it's a good thing it failed.
With Tuesday's deadline looming, it looks like anything that has a chance of passing will have to start in the Senate.
Thousands of SEIU members and allies helped stop a horrible bill because of the calls we made to our representatives in the House, but now the Senate needs to hear from you as they begin deliberations certain to last all weekend.
You should make an emergency call to your Senator RIGHT NOW and tell them to stand up for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid:
As you can tell, there is very little margin for error. Protecting the benefits so many people depend on could hinge on a single vote, so every call matters.
Make yours now.
Mary Kay Henry
P.S. After you've made the call, please report what your Senator said at this link: