With the deadline for the Super Committee to come up with $1 trillion in spending cuts fast approaching, the AFL-CIO is asking 700,000 activists to call lawmakers today to ask them to protect entitlement programs from the ax. In a conference call with reporters today, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said the union, along with other progressive groups like the NAACP and MoveOn.org, is also considering an ad campaign and will publicize which lawmakers vote for cuts to the programs.
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