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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Louisville: Come protest Bush's B.S.!

President Bush is coming to Louisville, KY to promote his Social Insecurity plan. This is the plan that sucks money out of the group fund, leaving all those minimum-wage folks with about enough money for cat food in their new 'personal' accounts.

Two groups are scheduling protests so far:

Group 1:

Subject: Louisville, KY Rally to Protect Social Security from Privatization

"On Thursday, March 10, 2005, President Bush will head to Louisville, KY to push his Social Security privatization scam that cuts our guaranteed benefits and heaps trillions in debt onto our backs. Americans United to Protect Social Security is organizing a rally to protect Social Security from privatization.

Please join us to stand up to the White House to say NO to the privatization scam."

WHAT: Rally against the privatization of Social Security.


WHEN: THURSDAY, March 10, 2005. Assemble at 10:00AM

WHERE: Metro Hall Steps
Old Jefferson County Courthouse, in front of the Statue of Thomas Jefferson
527 West Jefferson Street (between 5th and 6th streets) Louisville, KY


For more information, please contact:
Robby Mook, Americans United to Protect Social Security, at

Directions to Metro Hall:

From Interstate 264, or Interstate 64, connect to Interstate 65

Exit at 136B to Brook Street
Turn Left onto Muhammad Ali Blvd. at the light Turn right onto 2nd Street Turn Left onto Jefferson Street. Metro Hall is between 5th and 6th streets.
It is a stone building with large columns and a statue of Jefferson out front.

Exit at the Jefferson Street exit and turn right Follow Jefferson Street.
Metro Hall is between 5th and 6th streets. It is a stone building with large columns and a statue of Jefferson out front.

Group 2: Louisville Peace Action Committee

"Celebrate the Preservation of Social Security!

Greet George W. Bush with a hearty Louisville welcome this Thursday, March 10th. Proclaim loud & clear our desire to maintain Social Security for ALL eligible Americans."

Schedule of Events:

7:00 – 9:00 am: Social Security celebration with banners and signs. Third and Main Streets.

9:30 am: Congregate at the NE corner of 5th and Market Streets (next to National City Bank).

10:00 am: Press Conference and Rally for Social Security. Wear warm, festive attire. Party hats and noisemakers welcome!

10:30 am: Walk towards the Kentucky Center for the Arts where George Bush will promote his plan to privatize Social Security.


"Social Security WORKS for Everyone!

There is no crisis in Social Security. Scare tactics are being used to frighten the American people in an attempt to end Social Security.

Privatization is being pushed as a solution, when in fact, private accounts push Social Security over the edge.

The White House is following an ideological blue print that has been around for decades as the right-wing has been planning to end Social Security, in their own words, for six decades.

If privatization succeeds, the average retirement benefit would be cut by 45 percent.

There is a very wealthy coalition working now to end Social Security – because they would make tremendous financial gains with private accounts.

The people over 55 should not be lulled into believing that they are safe from this ax, which is being wielded against Social Security.

Because Social Security is much more than a retirement plan, widows and orphans and disabled workers will be in an economic free fall."

Visit the LPAC Website for any changes to the schedule:


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