Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

“The art of living is to die young as late as possible.”

— William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Yale University Chaplin (1960s)

Medicare/SS Action Team

Our mission is to use all legal means to stop Congress and the White House administration from cutting Medicare & Social Security benefits.

Our aim is to ensure 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 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.


  • Focus for both teams is privatization impact
  • 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

Tell the FCC not to kill Net Neutrality

FCC Chair Ajit Pai - a former Verizon lawyer - is about to let his corporate Internet pals roll out "fast lanes" for sites & apps that pay, and slow everything else to a crawl. Giant monopolies could control the Internet, forever. To stop him, we have to flood the FCC with comments.
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Keep Calling Against New Version of Healthcare Bill

Despite overwhelming opposition and a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), House Republicans are now working to get enough votes to pass Trumpcare with an amendment – the MacArthur/Meadows Amendment, co-sponsored by our own District 11 Representative Mark Meadows – that makes a bad bill even worse. If passed, the MacArthur/Meadows version…
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