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On April 25, Help MoveOn Kill the Chained CPI and Cut the Pentagon Instead
Submitted by Megan Iorio on 15 April 2013 - 5:56pm
UPDATE: MoveOn has moved the day of action to Thursday, April 25. All dates in this alert have been changed to reflect this development.
On April 25, MoveOn is calling for actions at Congressional offices across the country in opposition to President Obama's proposal to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits by lowering the cost-of-living adjustment with the "chained CPI."
This is a historic opportunity for the broad public to force a positive change in federal budget priorities. What President Obama, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, and the Washington Post editorial board agree on is that they prefer to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits and raise taxes rather than cut the bloated Pentagon budget. That's what the "grand bargain" is all about.
But the broad, bipartisan public holds the opposite view. Most Americans would rather cut the bloated Pentagon budget, and leave Social Security and veterans' benefits and taxes alone. 
Can you help us help MoveOn make history on April 25? We're asking you to do three things:
1. Sign our petition at SignOn:
Cut Social Security & Veterans' Benefits? Cut the Pentagon Instead!
2. Share our blog post:
On Friday, Kill the #ChainedCPI Cut to Social Security & Veterans' Benefits
3. Help organize an action at a local Congressional office on April 25 to deliver our petition:
Host an Emergency mobilization to protect Social Security
Thank you for all you do to help bring about a more just foreign policy,
Robert Naiman, Chelsea Mozen, Sarah Burns and Megan Iorio
Just Foreign Policy
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1. “The Hill Poll: Voters: Pentagon should bear the brunt of deficit cuts,” Lara Seligman, The Hill, February 25, 2013, http://thehill.com/polls/284579-the-hill-poll-voters-pentagon-should-bea...