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Seniors Join Occupy Chicago, Protest Cuts To Medicare, Social Security (Photos, Live Blog)

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An estimated 500 senior citizens gathered in Chicago's Federal Plaza Monday morning to let Congress know how they feel about cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Members of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus were joined by other grassroots organizations, including Occupy Chicago, in a rally outside of Sen. Mark Kirk and Sen. Dick Durbin's office, followed by a march.

'We are fighting for our elders, for our children, and for our future,' Occupy Chicago's Rachael Perrotta said in a statement. 'Their welfare is our priority...
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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