Greenbelt Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts
The announcement from the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO states: “Join us as we hold a candlelight vigil at the Greenbelt office of Congressman Steny Hoyer. A showdown is taking place in Washington. Some lawmakers are pushing to grant more tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans – at a cost of $ 1 trillion over ten years – while cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits under the guise of a manufactured fiscal crisis. Working people need MORE economic security, not LESS. We need to reject these proposals and hold Congress accountable. And working families are already mobilizing. Events are being held across the country to tell members of Congress: No More Tax Cuts for the Richest 2 percent; No Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”
The candlelight vigil takes place outside of Congressman Steny Hoyer’s Greenbelt office in the federal courthouse on Cherrywood Lane. Several organizations are present. On the right is Bob Ross, president of the Prince George’s County, Maryland branch of the NAACP.
Holding a “No More Tax Cuts For The Rich” sign in the front is Shirley Middleton, a member of the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition.
On the left, holding the “Fund Communities / Save Entitlements / Cut the Pentagon” sign is Lucy Duff, a member of the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition who also represents “Fund Our Communities.”
“Don’t Cut My Social Security.”
“No More Tax Cuts For The Rich.” These signs are from the AFL-CIO, the organizer of tonight’s vigil.
“Don’t Cut Medicare Benefits.”
Jerry Dancis wears a hat that says 99 percent and a T-shirt that says No Fuzzy Math.
A group from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 2108 union in Beltsville, Maryland
Charlie Cooper waves to passing motorists. He represents Get Money Out, Maryland.
Doug Love is a member of the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition.
Charlie Cooper (right) hands Jerry Dancis a flier from Get Money Out, Maryland.
Tonight’s candlelight vigil is from 4 to 5 p.m. Congressman Hoyer is not in the office today.