Missouri Bus Tour Protesting Cuts in Veterans' Benefits, Medicare & Social Security to Travel State
Gray Panthers of Kansas & Western Missouri
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2012
Kansas City Stop - General
St. Louis Stop
Sean Soendker Nicholson 573-795-5165
BUS TOUR PROTESTING CUTS IN VETERANS’ BENEFITS, MEDICARE & SOCIAL SECURITY TO TRAVEL ACROSS MISSOURI”
Seniors & Veterans will Protest Billionaire Backed Bus Tour Due to Arrive at Washington University in St. Louis on September 18th with Their Own Tour
(Kansas City, MO) – Seniors and veterans will tour from Kansas City to St. Louis on September 18th and arrive at Washington University in time to stage a protest against former Clinton Comptroller David Walker’s bus tour and presentation pushing for severe cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and veterans’ benefits. The tour will stop in Columbia at 11:30 AM (CST) for a rally and arrive at Washington University at 3:00 PM (CST) for a protest and rally.
Walker heads the “Ten Million a Minute Tour” backed by hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson, which has provoked protests at its nationwide stops. Peterson has been a long-time advocate of privatizing Social Security and Medicare.
WHAT: Statewide bus tour and protest against billionaire-backed plan to cut Social Security, Medicare, and veterans’ benefits
WHO: The Gray Panthers will join the coalition of organizations sponsoring the tour.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 18 – leaving Kansas City at 9:00 A.M. (CST); stopping for rally in Columbia, MO at 11:00 A.M. (CST); and arrive at Forsyth Blvd near Simon Hall at 3:00 PM (CST)
WHERE: Lab Sciences Building at Washington University (protest on Forsyth Blvd.) ; turn into campus on Wallace Drive off of Forsyth Blvd - there is a stoplight at this intersection.
SPONSORED BY: GRO – Grass Roots Organizing, Missouri Alliance of Retired Americans, Gray Panthers of Kansas & Western Missouri, Veterans for Peace, Social Security Works, National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare