Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.

— Abraham Lincoln

Medicare/SS Action Team

We're prepared to use all legal means to stop Congress and the White House administration from cutting Medicare & Social Security benefits. Our focus is on ensuring that Medicare & Social Security benefits remain available for all who qualify (under currently defined requirements), as well as pushing Congress and the White House to guarantee livable cost of living raises (COLAs).

If you are interested in learning more, sharing some information, or joining us, you can reach us at


  • Medicare
  • Social Security

The main concern for both teams is the impact of privatization.  For the negative effects, please refer to privatization (or creation of) Charter Schools and our federal prison system.


  • Daily calls to representatives locally & in DC
  • Sending postcards, marching, protesting
  • Ensuring no articles posted (FB, etc.) are lies; correcting them
  • Meeting with local representatives from AARP to local representatives

Call as if your life depended on it! It does.

The Senate is voting on their awful health care bill tomorrow – and this could be our best chance to stop it once and for all. If this vote passes, Congress will be on its way to stripping away coverage and severely hiking costs for older Americans. We must do everything in our power to stop it today. Even if you’ve called before, Sen. Burr and Sen. Tillis need to hear from you today, before they vote. Call (202) 224-3121 right now, and tell them to stand up for you and kill this higher-cost, less-coverage bill, once and for all.
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Call as if your life depended on it! It does.

Despite overwhelming opposition by doctors, insurance companies, and the people, the GOP is pushing ahead with their revised Trumpcare plan, now called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA), though it is essentially the same as the earlier American Health Care Act (AHCA). Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs the support of 50 of 52 GOP senators to proceed to a floor debate on the bill, and two senators have already said they will not support that motion. That means just one more GOP senator coming out against the motion to proceed would stop the bill, as written, in its tracks. Which means we need to be calling both of our Senators this week!
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