Liberals Rally Against Debt Ceiling Deal Cuts To Social Security, Medicare (VIDEO)

July 29, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A day after a poorly attended Tea Party rally against House Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan, liberal organizations and unions gathered outside the Capitol Building to demand Congress not gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while keeping the U.S. from going into default.Van Jones, co-founder and president of the new group Rebuild the Dream, introduced speakers at the rally including Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Donna Edwards (D-MD). Also in attendance were representatives of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE),, Planned Parenthood and Jobs with Justice.

Video from the rally below.

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