Rally fills Wang Theater.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A constellation of advocacy groups gathered in downtown Boston today to tell Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown that they don't want to see any cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. For more photos and an article click here.
Thousands of residents from all around Massachusetts voiced their concerns about federal cuts followed by a rolling rally to the offices of US Senators Brown and Kerry.
The Wang Center was packed with Massachusetts residents rallying to stop any federal cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday. More than 30 unions and members of senior organizations including AARP, the City of Boston's Elderly Commission, Ethos, and Agewell West Roxbury, constantly rose to their feet with signs calling for no cuts to the vital national medical programs. Many supporters were from out of state, too, from New York, New Hampshire and Maine. After the Wang Rally, the protesters were going to be in a 40+ bus caravan past the offices of US Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry's. Several speakers encouraged residents to contact Brown and Kerry to let them know to stop federal cuts to those programs. Speakers …