Salem woman takes part in protest against cuts
By D.A. Wilkinson
One person from Salem was among those who took part in a protest Thursday to proposed congressional budget cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
The Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative organized the event.
The protest was a walk from the Columbiana County Office of Aging, 785 E. State St., to the office of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson at 192 E. State St.
About six other people took part.
The congressman was not in the office Thursday.
Karen Bulford of Salem was the only local person who took part.
She said she was concerned about proposed cuts in Medicare and in Social Security.
She added, “So many people are dependent on Social Security as well as Medicare and Medicaid.”
Bulford added that the cuts “could cause hardship.”
The protesters slowly walked a block and a half while displaying signs and occasionally going into stores.
Charlene W. Allen of the collaborative said that “to some people, cuts would be devastating.”