|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
FEBRUARY 28, 2005
|CONTACT: Campaign for America's Future
Toby Chaudhuri, 202-955-5665
TV Spot Highlights Rep. McCrerys Snow Job On Social Security
Secretary Snow and President Bush To Visit Louisiana To Bolster McCrery
WASHINGTON -- February 28 -- The Campaign for America's Future began airing ads today on Louisiana television about the Washington-style "snow job" Rep. James McCrery, R-La., is pulling on the people of Louisiana on Social Security. Treasury Secretary John Snow plans to visit Louisiana this week to bolster Rep. McCrerys support for President Bushs privatization plan that cuts guaranteed Social Security benefits.
Rep. McCrery is under fire for taking campaign contributions from banks and security firms that make him beholden to Wall Street interests pressing privatization. The Campaign for Americas Futures ads will run all week.
U.S. Rep. James McCrery is running a classic Washington snow job on the working people of Louisiana, said Campaign for Americas Future Co-director Roger Hickey. Congressman McCrery and President Bushs privatization plan benefits Wall Street and cuts guaranteed benefits for people on Main Street.
The Campaign for Americas Future and Americans United to Protect Social Security a new coalition created by the Campaign for Americas Future, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, USAction and more than 200 groups opposed to the presidents privatization plan also announced today that they will keep the heat on Congress in the wake of the successful anti-privatization campaign waged by citizen groups at Congressional town hall meetings over the last week. Thousands of citizens opposed to privatization will call their representatives and senators this week as they return to Washington from recess.
The Campaign for Americas Future released an analysis of Rep. McCrerys record last week and kicked off a multimedia ad campaign in his backyard. The group ran its first ads in the Shreveport Times and Shreveport Sun. Secretary Snow and President Bush are coming to Rep. McCrerys aid. Rep. McCrery told the Associated Press that he advised President Bush to visit Louisiana early next month.