NHDP - Granite State Forward to Hold Senior-to-Senior Phone Banks Across the State on 79th Anniversary of Social Security

Manchester, NH -- Tomorrow, the New Hampshire Democratic Party's coordinated campaign, Granite State Forward, will be holding senior-to-senior phone banks across the state to highlight seniors' issues and honor the 79th anniversary of the passage of the Social Security Act. One of these phone banks -- in Portsmouth -- will be open to press.

Jeanne Shaheen knows that seniors deserve to retire with dignity, with the peace of mind that Social Security will be there for them. When Republicans tried to force deep cuts in Social Security with a spending plan that was opposed by the AARP, Jeanne Shaheen led the fight against their dangerous scheme.

Carol Shea-Porter is working to strengthen benefits seniors earned through a lifetime of hard work. She opposes budget plans that would end the Social Security and Medicare guarantees for older Americans, and understands that benefits must keep pace with the cost of living for Granite State seniors.

The phone banks will feature New Hampshire seniors calling other seniors to discuss what is at stake in the upcoming election, like preserving Medicare and Social Security, and reducing health care and prescription drug costs. Participants will clearly define the differences between the Democratic candidates, who are fighting to prevent deep cuts to benefits and avoid a spike in pharmaceutical drug costs, and the Republican candidates, many of whom would vote to reopen the Medicare Part D donut hole and even privatize Social Security.

Who: Democratic volunteers, activists and community leaders
What: Senior-to-Senior Phone Banks Hosted by Granite State Forward
Where: Portsmouth
When: TOMORROW, Thursday, August 14th, at 6:00pm

Please RSVP to Bryan Lesswing at blesswing@nhdp.org for more details.