Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiven :)
This is not a bad idea for the Fairpoint area, also Verizon in MA and RI. With all the changes going on to our pensions and medical. Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid are also taking hits from the both D/R
From: NRLN President Bill Kadereit [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 9:38 PM
To: Robert Convery
Subject: NRLN President's Forum - Forming NRLN Chapters
NRLN President's Forum
Forming NRLN Chapters
The National Retiree Legislative Network's Board of Directors has approved the addition of NRLN Chapters to its Retiree Association and Individual Members structure. This is in order to reach out to more retirees so we can increase Grassroots Network Members' participation in advocating federal legislation to protect retirement income security and reduce health care costs for current and future retirees.
Chapters are to be Grassroots organizations built around a mix of retirees from various companies and public entities in common geographic areas in the U.S. Some Chapters will build from a base of retirees from a single company with their main focus being on Congress. In contrast, formal Retiree Associations are founded and flourish around a membership that in addition to being focused on Congress also addresses issues related to their former employers. Chapters are not intended to replace or raid associations but will partner with them at the grassroots level. Chapters will be NRLN organizations and will rerceive a myriad of support services and startup guidance from the NRLN.
The leadership team of a Chapter would include a President and officers for Grassroots and Legislative Affairs; Membership, and Communications. There will be local boards established that represent a broad spectrum of companies. Retiree Chapters will receive direct support from our NRLN Regional VPs and the NRLN VP - Grassroots and Legislative Affairs.
Martha Deahl, a US West/Qwest/CenturyLink retiree in Phoenix, has volunteered to serve as the first NRLN Chapter President of the “NRLN AZ Retiree Chapter”. In addition, Martha has accepted the position of NRLN Regional VP - Grassroots for the states of Arizona and New Mexico. We are preparing to launch another Chapter that you will hear about in the near future.
The Chapter structure will provide flexibility to bring together retirees and future retirees who want to unite their common interests in having a voice in Washington, D.C. by advancing the NRLN's Legislative Agenda to protect pensions, reduce health care costs and safeguard Social Security and Medicare.
Individuals reading this announcement who would like to explore forming a Chapter composed of former co-workers, members of a social group, a retirement community or a geographic area should send their name, phone number and/or email address and a brief description of their idea for an NRLN Chapter to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NRLN toll-free at 1-866-360-7197.
With your help we can establish Chapters in every state and many Congressional Districts in order to make a positive difference in the lives of retirees by influencing federal legislation.
Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network
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Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 4:00pm
Office of Sen. Kerry, 1 Bowdoin Square
See map: Google Maps
Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts
In a post election 'lame duck' session, Congress is taking on high-stakes decision with major consequences for working people and the economy. Join the Greater Boston Labor Council and MoveOn.Org on International Human Rights Day to send Congress a message:
NO Tax Breaks for the Richest 2%
NO Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid Cuts.
The AFL-CIO is organizing State Federations and Central Labor Councils across the country in a national day of action. For a flyer, click here.
December 10, 2012 - 1:00pm
1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston MA
They say cut back, we say FIGHT BACK!
National Day of Action on the "Fiscal Cliff" - Monday, December 10th
By now, most of you have probably heard about the so-called "fiscal cliff," the across-the-board budget cuts that will begin on January 1st of 2013 if Congress can't settle the federal debt. Corporate CEOs would like you to think there's only one way to solve this problem -- by slashing funds for programs like Medicaid & Medicare and privatizing these services, while letting the rich continue to receive taxpayer-funded handouts.
We have a better solution to our fiscal woes: raise revenue by taxing the top 2% and stop the cuts to programs that provide jobs and services for working families. Don’t cut the crucial programs that so many rely on, but expand them to meet the needs of Americans, especially as we face some of the hardest economic times we’ve seen.
It's time to defend what we have earned, and fight for a secure future. Are you ready to take a stand for jobs, not cuts?
Join us on Monday, December 10th at 1:00PM to let Congress know what the message of the 99%: protect services, raise revenue, and create good jobs!
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its so sad what happen at that school
my prays go out to the familys
your up late I to am sadden by what happen
do you know how many children were murder
give me two mins and i will list them
Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female (age 6)
Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male (age 7)
Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female (age 6)
Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female (age 7)
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female (age 6)
Dylan Hockley, 03/08/06, male (age 6)
Madeleine F. Hsu, 07/10/06, female (age 6)
Catherine V. Hubbard, 06/08/06, female (age 6)
Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male (age 7)
Jesse Lewis, 06/30/06, male (age 6)
James Mattioli, 03/22/06, male (age 6)
Grace McDonnell, 11/04/05, female (age 7)
Emilie Parker, 05/12/06, female (age 6)
Jack Pinto, 05/06/06, male (age 6)
Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male (age 6)
Caroline Previdi, 09/07/06, female (age 6)
Jessica Rekos, 05/10/06, female (age 6)
Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female (age 6)
Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male (age 6)
Allison N. Wyatt, 07/03/06, female (age 6)
Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female (age 29)
Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female (age 47)
Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female (age 52)
Lauren Russeau, 1982, female (age 29)
Mary Sherlach, 02/11/56, female (age 56)
Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female (age 27)
OH MY GOd !!! what a tragedy I will say a prayer
Mary go to bed and get some rest Iam tried myself