Nevada Alliance members rushed to Republican/tea party Senate candidate Sharron Angle's office last Friday to protest her position on privatizing Social Security. “She’s extreme. She's dangerous,” said NARA President Scott Watts. Nevada Alliance activists then convened a protest at GOP Headquarters earlier this week.
Watts called emergency meetings in Las Vegas on Wednesday and Sparks, Nevada on Thursday about Angle’s positions, and scores turned out to exchange warnings about her ideas for privatizing Social Security. Emotions ran high. Other sources of concern for retirees include Angle’s stated desire to privatize Medicare and the Veterans Administration.
Despite numerous attempts by television stations to reach Angle for comment and clarification, no one from her campaign returned their calls and e-mails over the past few days. During the primary campaign, Angle said that she wanted to phase out Social Security and Medicare programs, for something private. “I've never seen any compassion from this person as far as senior citizens are concerned. Never,” Watts added.
Watch the Nevada Alliance in action here:
Yesterday (Thursday, June 17th) in Sparks, NV - emergency meetings covered on Channel 4 ("Seniors Upset with Angle") and Channel 2 ("Could Social Security Be in Jeopardy?")
Wednesday's (June 16th) emergency meetings in Las Vegas Channel 3 ("Nevada Alliance Red Alert Meeting") and Channel 8 ("Retired Americans Group Gathers to Oppose Candidate Angle")
Monday protest at GOP HQ in Reno Channel 2 ("Alliance Seniors Protest Angle's Office")
Last Friday's protest at Angle office on Channel 3 ("NV Seniors Outraged By Sharron Angle's Plan to Eliminate Social Security")
Some tv highlights also availabe at http://www.facebook.com/retiredamericans - (click "Like" on the page to receive periodic updates in your Facebook feed).