The Senior Truth Patrol has hit the streets! Seniors are joining a Florida statewide effort to organize teams of seniors with the task of rapid response and bird dogging for the remainder of the election, and also for holding politicians accountable during future legislative sessions.
Their first event took place Wednesday, Oct. 3 after some founding members of the Senior Truth Patrol, met in our Palm Beach County Florida New Majority office and prepared for their first Debate Watch Party.
Beverley Bell, Barbara Magofsky, Miguel Machado, and Toni Rosenberg gathered with other Patrol members on Wednesday evening to watch President Obama and Mitt Romney debate domestic policy, which included topics dear to them and other seniors such as Social Security and Medicare.
Beverley Bell, Retired Member from SEIU 1199 UHE, "Unfortunately the moderator did not get Mr. Romney to elaborate enough on what we have been hearing with regards to the 47 percent, women's rights and his planned Medicare voucher program. As a senior it is very important that Medicare and Social Security remain untouched -- if it's not broken, don't try to fix it. As we get older, more medical problems arise, and vouchers will not be the answer. Many seniors can barely make ends meet. I did not like Mr. Romney's reference to poor people, which was used more than once. I wonder what he plans to do for them? Let's wait for the next debate!"
Romney's debate responses have given these seniors the ammunition they need to fight back attacks on their benefits. The Senior Truth Patrol is working hard to protect the benefits of ALL Americans now and for the generations that follow.
Join us at action.seiu.org/99gov.