MEDIA ADVISORY FOR
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Zandra Rice Hawkins, (603) 225-2471
*** MEDIA ADVISORY for TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH ***
Seniors to Protest Romney-Ryan-Ovide Radical Plan for MedicareGranite Staters To Rally Outside Radisson in Manchester Prior to Gubernatorial Debate
Manchester, NH – Granite State seniors and others will rally to protect Medicare outside the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Gubernatorial Debate between Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Ovide Lamontagne tomorrow morning.
Ovide Lamontagne backs the Romney-Ryan Plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system1 and has called for Medicare to be block granted to states2. These plans would take the program in a radically different direction and end Medicare as we know it.
Following the Gubernatorial debate visibility, the group will cross the street and continue to rally around protecting Medicare outside of President Obama's campaign event. Granite State seniors will be available for public comment on the importance of preserving Medicare for current and future generations in this high stakes election.
WHAT: Rally to Protect Medicare outside Gubernatorial Debate
WHEN: Thursday, October 18th from 7:00 to 8:00 am
WHERE: In front of the Radisson Hotel – 700 Elm Street, Manchester
WHO: Granite State seniors and members of NH Citizens Alliance for Action, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and Granite State Progress
For an advance interview with one of the participating seniors or to request photos from the event, contact Zandra Rice Hawkins at (603) 892-2150 or email@example.com.
Granite State Progressis a progressive advocacy organization that addresses issues of immediate state and local concern. Granite State Progress works as a communications hub for the progressive community to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems.
1. Seacoast Republican Women Senatorial & Congressional Debate, 8/18/2010
2. Ovide Website: Union Leader, 2/10/2012