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We are older and younger people.   We are an intergenerational,  non-profit peace and social justice organization with members in Southeast Michigan, including Detroit and the Counties of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb.  We work on issues which affect people of all ages: universal health care, peace, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, challenging descrimination, education reform, economic justice, fair labor practices and campaign finance reform.  Join us! 
Convenor: Randy Block, 248-549-5170
 of Metro Detroit
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Trump's FY 18 Federal Budget Proposal
Is A Harsh Attack on Persons with Disabilities, the Sick, Low & Middle Income Families and Students
that gives $50,000 average to millionaires!
Click HERE for more information 

Call Your Senators & U.S. Representative
1-202-224-3121 (capitol switchboard)

Health Care Poem
Paul Felton, Gray Panthers Poet

Candidate Donald Trump has said
Better times for health care lay ahead
He stated it was a fact
He'd ditch the Affordable Health Care Act

He told us he had a plan 
To help every woman and man
But as it turn out he was lyin'
His plan was designed by Paul Ryan

His plan cost more and covered less
It sure created quite a mess
Even the "Freedom Caucus" sad NO
So they made it worse; it still was no go
Senator McConnell is trying to sell the most unpopular legislation in three decades!  This bill got only 12% support in a recent USA TODAY/Suffolk university poll. 

Trumpcare (the American Health Care Act) would:

1. Cut health coverage for 22 million people;
2. People with pre-existing conditions and older people would pay much more in premiums and deductibles to retain health care coverage; 
3. One in three Medicaid dollars that assist low income families and older persons would be cut (throw grandma out of a nursing home?); 
4. A modest 3.8% tax on earned income of the wealthy would eliminated. For millionaires that's a $44,000 tax cut. Billionaires, like Trump, would get a $1 million tax cut according to Americans for Tax Fairness!

CALL YOUR SENATORS*:  Senator Gary Peters: 202-224-6221
                                              Senator Debbie Stabenow: 202-224-4822
CALL GOV. RICK SNYDER:  1-517-373-3400.  Urge him to talk to Michigan members of Congress about the impact on our State (see #3). 

* Thank our Senators for their opposition. Urge them to do more!
    Why Is Mitch McConnell So Sad?
He Doesn't Have the Votes to Cram a BS,
Immoral Health Care Bill Down Our Throats
As folks in cities big and small
Went in huge numbers to Town Halls
And made Republicans shake with fear
About their election chances next year

And so their awful plan went down
And Trump can only wear a frown
Perhaps this is the time to call
For Single Payer -- Medicare for All