Human Chain Formed in Protest - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Human Chain Formed in Protest

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By: Claire Powell
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On Tuesday, a human chain formed around the Des Moines Federal Building protesting social security cuts.

The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans organized the event because they say that the cuts are hurting seniors and it's starting to affect their healthcare costs.

"It is the worst possible time to cut social security benefits for our seniors and future retirees," said Danny Homan of AFSCME.

"We will fight for the right for all generations to have a strong and secure retirement. We fight to stop the chain CPI, because some cuts never heal," said Jan Laue, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans.

Protesters were also at 40 other federal buildings throughout the United States. 

 

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