Rally today for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits - Tucson News Now

Rally today for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, people are planning to rally to prevent cuts to federal health care and social security. 

People will be gathering later today at Representative Grijalva's office to thank him for his efforts to protect federal health care benefits and social security.

The group will light candles as part of the national campaign called the ‘Candlelight Campaign' against cuts on social security, Medicare and Medicaid. 

Organizers behind it say the goal is to protect middle class families from cuts to federal health care and social security and end tax cuts for the richest percent. 

A month ago thousands of people across the country stood outside Congress members offices to encourage them to stand behind this goal. 

Today the national program continues in Tucson. 

People will start gathering outside of Congressman Raul Grijalva's office at 4 p.m.

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