Thousands rally against possible Social Security cuts
Seventy organizations from N.E participate
About 3,200 seniors and labor union members from Massachusetts and other Northeast states filled the Wang Theatre in downtown Boston yesterday to protest potential cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid being considered in Washington, D.C., as part of deficit-reduction talks. More than 40 organizations took part in the event, with some traveling from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York. Organizers, who raised money to rent the hall, said it was the largest such rally of its kind.