The NY No Bad Grand Bargain Network|
Why We Came Together
To help turn back the attacks by "deficit hawks" on the nation's social protections and other vital public programs,
participants from more than 50 NY labor, business, advocacy, and community organizations have come together
in a campaign to protect and strengthen Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP/food-stamps and other public
programs critical for the health and well-being of low-income, minority, elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable
populations as well as of middle class and working people generally.
We are determined to stiffen resistance in Congress against concessions to sworn foes of the safety net,
the public sector, and fair taxation. We believe that the emphasis in Washington on deficits and austerity
is a smokescreen to enable attacks on social programs. Instead, our nation needs to focus on job creation,
utilizing reductions in the country's swollen military budget.
For all these reasons, the Network's current priorities center on (1) urging Congress to oppose the Chained-CPI
proposal that would reduce the cost of living allowances in Social Security, veterans pensions and other government
programs and (2) passing legislation to repeal the sequester.
A list of the organizations represented in the network
Letters to Sen. Schumer from
some organizations in the network.
Inquiries about the NBGB Network may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.