May 24, 2006 (Levittown, Pennsylvania)
Murphycorps Serves Communities Hard Hit By Bush Agenda
"Day of Action" serves 8th District seniors, children, and veterans
Today, volunteers from all over the 8th District joined together to answer Patrick Murphy's call to service during a "Day of Action." As Mike Fitzpatrick prepares to hold a fundraiser tonight with President Bush, the MurphyCorps was out taking direct action for change all over the district, helping some of the communities hardest hit by Fitzpatrick and the President's agenda.
"When the members of MurphyCorps rolled up their sleeves today, they sent a clear message of the need for change message to Mike Fitzpatrick and George Bush. We will not stand idly by as they neglect our veterans, our seniors, our children, or our environment," said Patrick Murphy, Democratic Nominee for Congress.
"Mike Fitzpatrick had a chance to change things for the better, but he voted for final passage of a budget that cut $13.5 billion from veterans programs over the next five years. Our veterans are in need, and so MurphyCorps collected 115 toiletry items for the Delaware Valley Veterans Homes, aiding these American heroes shortchanged by the Bush agenda. Mike also supported $6.4 billion in spending decreases for Medicare and privatization of Social Security, leaving our seniors wondering if they can afford the healthcare programs they deserve. MurphyCorps volunteers aided seniors in need by delivering 12 meals to local homes and working 15 man-hours at Twining Village."
"When Fitzpatrick stands alongside Bush tonight, I hope he remembers the residents he's abandoning in favor of campaign cash. Together, Bush and Fitzpatrick are hurting Bucks County families, seniors, and veterans. Together, we'll push for change in America, and we're starting right here, right now."
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