Important message from AARP.
I have an urgent update and we don’t have any time to lose.
As early as today, your senators will vote on whether to allow the future of Social Security and Medicare to be decided by a commission without a public debate.
Unless we can count on AARP supporters like you to flood their senators with calls right now – there’s still a chance they will pass this dangerous amendment.
If they do, a special commission would then have fast-track power to propose drastic cuts to the programs that millions of seniors depend on to survive: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Here’s how you can help quickly and easily with just hours to go:
Dial 1-800-944-6711 now and follow the steps below to urge Sen. Casey and Sen. Specter to vote for reform.
- After you’ve dialed 1-800-944-6711, follow the prompts to enter your zip code. Then press “1” to connect to your first senator’s office.
- Tell the staff person who answers the phone where you are calling from, and that you strongly urge the senator to vote against the Conrad-Gregg commission amendment.
- You can choose to end your call there, but if you’d like, relate why you’re demanding that Social Security reform happen with full transparency and full accountability. When millions of seniors depend on the benefits of these programs to survive, we must have our voices heard in the debate.
- Since we need every senator to stand up against the Conrad-Gregg amendment, please call 1-800-944-6711 a second time. Once again enter your zip code, then press “2” to be connected with your second senator.
AARP and most Americans remain deeply concerned about increasing debt, health care costs and the long-term solvency of Social Security.
But these decisions are too important to be made without a public and open debate.
Please, call your senators and urge them to vote “NO” on the Conrad-Gregg commission amendment – before it’s too late.
Thank you for your help on this urgent matter.
Senior Manager, Grassroots