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Happy 80th Birthday, Social Security!

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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.

Join us in celebrating Social Security’s 80th birthday by telling all presidential candidates and members of Congress it is time to move beyond Wall Street’s calls for cuts and privatization and toward a conversation that protects and expands Social Security for current and future generations.

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.

AFSCME
Alliance for Retired Americans
American Family Voices
Caring Across Generations
Center for Community Change Action
Courage Campaign
Daily Kos
Democracy for America
Economic Policy Institute
Left Action
National People's Action
Pension Rights Center
People Demanding Action
People For the American Way
Progressive Democrats of America
Social Security Works
Working Families

We will deliver this message and the list of signatures to all 2016 presidential candidates and members of Congress.