Let’s protect and expand the most successful social insurance program in our country’s history! For 80 years, through good times and bad, Social Security has been there for America’s seniors, people with disabilities, children and veterans. Before Social Security, about half of America’s seniors lived in poverty. Today that number has been reduced to just 8%. In addition to lifting millions of seniors out of poverty, Social Security also acts as the single most successful social insurance program protecting disabled workers, children and veterans.
To 2016 presidential candidates and members of Congress:
Americans are facing an unprecedented retirement security crisis. Right now, we have a $7.7 trillion retirement savings gap – meaning that for the first time in our country’s history, current and future retirees are preparing for a lower standard of living in retirement than their parents. And, with 38.3 million working age households with zero retirement savings, our elected officials must look for ways to expand the only guaranteed source of retirement security: Social Security.
Stand with us today, on Social Security’s 80th birthday, in our fight to protect and expand earned benefits for millions of Americans. When we do, we will guarantee a secure retirement for all Americans, not just the wealthy few. SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN BY CLICKING HERE