For Immediate Release: March 1, 2013
What: Tele-media conference
When: Monday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Call-in Information: 877-250-3043 and access code 9626063#
Susan Scheffler (Alexandria), small business owner, Nickell’s & Scheffler
Dorothy Waddell (Suffolk), Special Education Teacher
Stella Edwards (Petersburg), PTA Program Chair, Westview Early Childhood Education Center
Ray Scher (Caroline County), Virginia Organizing Board member
Richmond, Va. – On Monday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m., Virginia Organizing will respond to the devastating budget cuts of the sequestration with a tele-media conference featuring people from a variety of backgrounds discussing how sequestration will affect Virginians.
All members of the media are invited to participate by calling 877-250-3043 and using access code 9626063#. Directly affected individuals and others will speak and be available for questions.
Virginia Organizing, a state affiliate of Americans for Tax Fairness, has been focusing on the potential for drastic and devastating budget cuts since late 2012 and have taken action in Congressional districts statewide to ask members of Congress to avoid cutting programs that aid families and those most in need.
Virginia Organizing has called on Congress, especially U.S. Senator Mark Warner, to consider revenue increases so families would not bear the burden of these cuts.
Most recently, Virginia Organizing leaders met with U.S. Representative Robert Hurt’s office asking that no cuts be made to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security and held demonstrations at U.S. Representative Randy Forbes’ office and at Northrop Grummon.
To RSVP for the call or to interview a Virginia Organizing spokesperson, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.