(Washington, DC)  U.S. Reps. John Conyers (MI-13), Keith Ellison (MN-5), Alan Grayson (FL-9) and Raul Grijalva (AZ-3) will speak at 2237 Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12 pm to demand action on a one-sentence bill introduced by Rep. Conyers called the “Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013.”

Social Security Works, MoveOn.org and the Other 98% gathered over 300,000 signatures at the same time over 60 national organizations signed onto a letter calling on Congress to cancel the sequester.

Organizations who have signed the letter represent a broad and diverse group including: the AFL-CIO, Alliance for Retired Americans, the Strengthen Social Security coalition, the Education Trust, Every Child Matters Education Fund, Wider Opportunities for Women, Green For All, the National Association of Letter Carriers, National Education Association, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund.

WHO:             U.S. Rep. John Conyers (MI-13)

                       U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5)

                       U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-9)

                       U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-3)

WHAT:          Press conference showing broad Congressional, organizational and grassroots support for the  “Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013.”

WHEN:          Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12 p.m. (EST)

WHERE:       2237 Rayburn House Office Bldg Washington, DC 20515

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Total petition signatures include Social Security Works, MoveOn and Other 98% petition signers. Social Security Works and MoveOn petition can be found at http://pac.signon.org/sign/congress-vote-for-the The Other 98% petition can be found at http://other98.com/dear-congress-just-cancel-the-sequester/

Source: Press Release – Campaign for America’s Future


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