Protesters head to WebsterUniversity this afternoon to show their opposition for an event planned by the “Campaign to Fix the Debt.”
The following is the group’s press release:
Missouri Grassroots Groups to Protest Corporate Front Group Fix the Debt
Growing Opposition Billionaire Pete Peterson’s push to Cut Social Security
GRO – Grass Roots Organizing and Metropolitan Congregations United folks will protest outside a May 1 event organized by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a group pushing for drastic cuts to essential retirement security programs. Under the guise of solving the US “debt problem,” Fix the Debt has most recently pushed for a new formula for calculating Social the Security cost-of-living adjustment – known as the chained CPI – which would amount to a significant benefit cut for seniors.
Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, the steering committee co-chair of Fix the Debt, will be the keynote speaker at the event in Webster Groves, MO. In January, Bredesen said he and other members of Fix the Debt were trying to create an "artificial crisis" in order to force Congress to take action on the debt. Missouri’s Fix the Debt state chapter is co-chaired by former U.S. Senator Kit Bond, himself the target of an anti-Fix the Debt protest last month at his mansion in Mexico, MO.
When: Wednesday, May 1,
Where: Winifred Moore Auditorium (Outside of Fix the Debt “Exclusive” Event)
WebsterUniversity 470 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO Closest Parking: Lot B, Lot D, street parking on Lockwood Avenue
Who: GRO – Grass Roots Organizing, Metropolitan Congregations United