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Happy birthday, Social Security: Let’s ensure it remains strong

The following is from the Alliance for Retired Americans:

ara-logo(Aug. 14, 2013) — On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. For the past 78 years, Social Security has been a vital source of retirement security for seniors. Social Security has always been there for us, even in times of economic uncertainty. As we celebrate the anniversary of this great earned benefit program, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that Social Security remains strong for generations to come.

Help us protect Social Security by visiting the Alliance for Retirement Americans’ anniversary page. It is a guide to celebrating this anniversary and sharing the importance of Social Security with your friends and family. You can:

  • Sign the petition to “Keep Social Security Strong” and to support the Strengthen Social Security Act
  • Learn about anniversary celebrations being held around the country
  • View brand-new state-by-state reports detailing exactly what Social Security means for each state’s people and economy

Social Security keeps millions of seniors out of poverty, enabling older Americans to buy groceries, pay for medical expenses, and remain independent. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. We want to ensure that our grandchildren have access to the same benefits or better.

Visit the ARA’s anniversary page today to find out how you can help protect, preserve and strengthen Social Security!

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