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National group holds kickoff event in Canton

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: September 12, 2012

A group aimed at preserving Social Security and Medicare will kick off a national education campaign with an event at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Canton.

The event will feature Jon Bauman, better known as Bowzer from the Rock Revival and the television show Sha-Na-Na. It will be at  in the North Plaza at Market Avenue North and Tuscarawas Street East.

The event will be among several across the country that will kickoff the "truth tour campaign" of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare on Friday. The group will encourage voters to support candidates who will preserve Social Security and Medicare for current and future generations.

The group's campaign will continue through this month and next and will include voter education sessions, a six-figure media campaign including radio, online and mobile billboard advertising, door-to-door canvassing, polling, and tele-town halls, according to a news release.

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