Murphy, Medicare Advocate To Discuss GOP Plan To Weaken Federal Programs Monday, 7/18
Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5) will discuss the future of Medicare and Social Security in New Britain Monday July 18th amid Republican plans to reduce benefits and privatize the federal programs for older citizens.
Murphy will be joined by Judy Stein, the executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy at the New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl Street, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
In announcing the New Britain meeting Cong. Murphy released the following statement:
“Rep Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, has proposed a budget that includes drastically changing Medicare. At the same time, many in Congress are calling for an overhaul of the Social Security system. Congressman Ryan’s voucher-based plan would result in increased costs for most Medicare beneficiaries, especially those who are the sickest. Please join Congressman Murphy and Judy Stein to hear how these proposals would impact you.”
RSVP to Meghan Forgione at (860) 223-8412
Municipal Election — Meet The Candidates 7/21 and Endorsements 7/26
The Democratic Town Committee will hold a Meet the Candidates’ Night Thursday, July 21st, at 7 p.m. for candidates seeking endorsement in the 2011 municipal election. The DTC will meet on Tuesday, July 26th at 7 p.m. to endorse candidates for city offices. Both meetings will be held at New Britain City Hall’s Room 504, 27 West Main Street.
Gerratanas, Others Host Backyard BBQ For Citizen Action Group July 23rd
Local Democrats and community activists are hosting a “Backyard BBQ” in New Britain on Saturday, July 23rd from 3 to 5 pm in support of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG).
The event will be held at the home of State Senator Terry Gerratana and Dr. Frank Gerratana 674 Lincoln Street, New Britain.
The Host Committee includes Ald. Shirley Black, Liz Fitzsimmons, Krista Hillbie, Marie Lausch, Council Majority Leader Eva Magnuszewski, Mary Ellen Maloney, Donna Morelli, David Pudlin, Terri Reid, Rachel Rochette, New Statchen and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Trueworthy.