Join PDA for a Medicare Birthday Party July 30th in Pittsburgh

Please Join State Senator Jim Ferlo and Sponsoring Organizations


FRIDAY, JULY 30th 12 Noon – 1:00

County Court House Fountain Plaza

Grant St., between Forbes and Fifth Aves, Pittsburgh

Free and Open to the Public

Join us As We Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Historic

Passage of Medicare

Help us tell our members of Congress to Expand and Protect Our Medicare and Medicaid!

Support State and National Single Payer Health Care

For All – Not Private Insurance!


Save Our Social Security!

President Obama has convened the 18 member National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also known as the Deficit Commission.

  • Is the Commission empowered to look at cost savings to tax-payers if corporations and Wall Street paid their fair share to the federal Treasury? – NO!
  • Will the Commission look at wasteful military spending by sending billions to Halliburton and corrupt foreign governments? NO!
  • Maybe the Commission will look at ways to save billions from the profiteering in the health care system by private insurance companies or pharmaceutical corporations at the expense of consumers and small business rate payers? NO!
  • Maybe the Commission will require non-profit UPMC to sell their $750,000 sign atop the USX building, reign in million dollar salaries or re-open Braddock Hospital? NO WAY!

The federal Commission, with funded staff from Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson (a long time proponent of abolishing or privatizing the Social Security), is stacked with folks committed to reducing benefits under Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They say cut-back and we say Fight-Back! Even more disgusting and un-democratic is that the 12/1/10 release date of the Commission’s report will be presented and acted upon by the Congress after the Fall General Elections in a lame duck session!! For millions of Americans, especially older women, the Social Security check is their only means of support.


Hands off our Social Security and health care benefits!

Sponsors (list in formation):  Western PA Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare; PA Alliance for Retired Americans ; Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees—SOAR; Independent State Store Union (ISSU); Just Harvest; Western PA Democracy for America; Pax Christi Greensburg; PA United for Singlepayer Healthcare (PUSH); Steel Valley Printers; National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 84; PA 4th CD Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America

For transportation from Beaver County contact Tina Shannon 724 843 0545.