NC groups hold vigil to oppose budget cuts

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bishop in the United Methodist Church in North Carolina will lead a candlelight vigil with people who oppose cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security and support higher taxes for the wealthy.

Bishop Hope Ward will lead the vigil at sunset Monday at the office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in downtown Raleigh.

In addition to the UMC, other organizers of the vigil are the N.C. Justice Center, the N.C. State AFL-CIO and

Two North Carolina residents will share their stories about how social programs have helped them.

The organizers want to show public support to get Hagan and other members of Congress to oppose cuts to entitlement programs and support higher taxes on the wealthy.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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