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Rekindling Reform is a non-profit joint project of 72 organizations in New York. Founded in 2000, Rekindling Reform has aimed to encourage debate and discussion on how our country can best provide affordable health care for all. We have come to realize how intimately success in that quest is tied to the struggle to preserve and strengthen the nation's existing social insurance and social protection programs, beginning with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and SNAP/food-stamps.

BLOCK A GRAND BARGAIN WITH BOLD PROGRESSIVE SOLUTIONS TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE
Click here to read Richard Kirsch's Oct. 21, 2013 article.

A Rekindling Reform editorial
Social Security... What's Wrong, What's Right, What's the Way Forward?
  • What's at stake in the battle over Social Security benefit cuts?... Far more than meets the eye.
  • How do the sides line up in this battle?
  • What can we do to protect and strengthen Social Security?
    Read more...

  • HOW OUR NATIONAL POLITICAL DISCOURSE HAS CHANGED OVER FOUR DECADES
    Click here to read a NY Times OpEd by Theodore Marmor and Jerry Mashaw.

    URGENT: EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY, DON'T CUT IT
    Click here to see how an editorial in The Nation argues this.


    The NY No Bad Grand Bargain Network
    Why We Came Together

    To help turn back the attacks by "deficit hawks" on the nation's social protections and other vital public programs, participants from more than 50 NY labor, business, advocacy, and community organizations have come together in a campaign to protect and strengthen Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP/food-stamps and other public programs critical for the health and well-being of low-income, minority, elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable populations as well as of middle class and working people generally.

    We are determined to stiffen resistance in Congress against concessions to sworn foes of the safety net, the public sector, and fair taxation. We believe that the emphasis in Washington on deficits and austerity is a smokescreen to enable attacks on social programs. Instead, our nation needs to focus on job creation, utilizing reductions in the country's swollen military budget.

    For all these reasons, the Network's current priorities center on (1) urging Congress to oppose the Chained-CPI proposal that would reduce the cost of living allowances in Social Security, veterans pensions and other government programs and (2) passing legislation to repeal the sequester. Read more...

    A list of the organizations represented in the network

    Letters to Sen. Schumer from
    some organizations in the network.


    Inquiries about the NBGB Network may be addressed to email@rekindlingreform.org.




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