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No Benefit Cuts: Citizens' Vote Count

Hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

BREAKING: The deal proposed by the White House includes a major cut to Social Security benefits. To keep in good faith with constituents, we're counting on all signers of the Sanders letter on Social Security--and all Democrats--to do everything in their power to stop this deal. Your calls are needed now. Please call your Democratic Senators and Senate Leader Harry Reid and ask them: "Can I count on you to do everything in your power to stop this deal if it includes the reported cuts to Social Security benefits?"

UPDATE: Senator Warner moves to the Weak-Kneed column, for actively seeking policies that harm seniors.

UPDATE: Senator Blumenthal moves to Champions column!

Which Democratic Senators oppose any deal that cuts Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits?

Republicans are demanding benefit cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as part of the fiscal showdown. Senate Democrats have the power to make sure that doesn't happen. Constituents are finding out who among them is "Weak-kneed," who is "Part-way there, or Wavering," and who is a "Champion" committed to opposing any deal that cuts Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits.

You can call your Democratic Senator(s) by clicking their names below. Ask them: "Do you commit to oppose any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid?" Record what you learn and we'll share that here.

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  • Political Action
  • Progressives United. Russ Feingold, Founder.
  • USAction
  • National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Progressive Campaign Change Committee
  • Credo Action
  • Social Security Works
  • Rebuild the Dream
  • Campaign for America's Future
  • Campaign for Community Change
  • Action for the Common Good
  • Democracy for America
  • Labor Against the War
  • Color of Change
  • Campaign for a Fair Settlement
  • Working Families Party
  • Center for Global Policy Solutions
  • The Other 98%


  1. Senators are listed as "Champions" if they have made a public statement of their commitment to oppose any cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits.
  2. Senators are listed as "Part-way there, or Wavering" if they have made a partial public commitment, or if they have made no public statement of commitment to date.
  3. Senators are listed as "Weak-kneed" if they have made a public statement indicating willingness to cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits.


Senators' positions in the Citizens' Vote Count are determined based on reports submitted by constituents after calling their Senators, and public statements made by the Senator or his or her office.

If you see any Senators whose positions are represented inaccurately, please send an email to


Senate liberals to Obama: 'Don't buckle' on cliff, Politico, 11/14/2012

Do Not Cut Social Security, 9/20/2012