Target: U.S. Congress
Sponsor: The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Social Security is a Promise That Politicians Must Keep
Social Security is a contributory social insurance program, designed to protect workers and their families from loss of income due to death, disability or retirement. Social Security is not a needs-based program. Rather, it is a program that people earn the right to participate in by working and contributing.
Social Security means life insurance for workers and their families. Paying payroll taxes entitles workers' families to survivor's benefits.
Social Security means disability insurance for workers and their families. Paying payroll taxes entitles workers to disability protection.
Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement and is intended to be a foundation of retirement protection. Today, nine out of ten people over age 65 receive Social Security benefits. Nearly two out of every three Social Security beneficiaries receive over half of their income from Social Security, and it’s the only source of income for nearly one-in-five seniors. Without Social Security, most older Americans would live in poverty.
Therefore, be it resolved: We urge you to support the mission of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to demand the protection of the benefits we have worked for, paid for, earned, and are counting on.