Progressives to Clinton: Pledge to Never Cut Social Security—Now

Hillary Clinton is under pressure from progressives to pledge never to cut Social Security—and to do it before the New Hampshire primary on February 9.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched a new national push this week demanding the former secretary of state confirm her allegiance to the program that provides benefits to roughly 60 million Americans, which she has yet to do. The campaign includes a petition calling on Clinton to make the promise, and will introduce new tactics in the coming days.

“We challenge Hillary Clinton to promise before the New Hampshire Primary that she will never cut Social Security,” PCCC co-founder Adam Green said on Tuesday—just a day after the Iowa caucuses unexpectedly ended in a “virtual tie” between Clinton and her chief rival Bernie Sanders.

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