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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

National Call Congress Day: Strengthen Social Security Don't Cut It!

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Supporters

Americans of all ages, all political parties and all races oppose cutting Social Security benefits, and they oppose raising the retirement age whether they’re in college or a retiree, a left-leaning progressive or a Tea Partier.

Yet, the Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform seem dead set on deeply cutting Social Security benefits for all Americans.  To stop the Commission from adopting this position, we are organizing a large National Call Congress Day on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. 

By committing to call your senators in Congress and demanding that they oppose any cuts to Social Security this holiday season, you fight to ensure that you, your children and your grandchildren will have the security of knowing Social Security will be there.

We need you to make your voice heard on Tuesday, November 30 as part of our National Call Congress Day the week after Thanksgiving.

RSVP for the call-in day here:
http://www.strengthensocialsecurity.org/callcongress

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
Opponents of Social Security are conducting a multi-million dollar campaign designed to fool the public about Social Security by claiming that benefits for "greedy geezers" must be cut to lower the deficit. Without your help and input, this campaign will continue to spread its dishonest message that cutting entitlements is the way to cut the deficit.

Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. If you pay in, then you earn the right to benefits for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children when you retire, experience a severe disability, or die.

We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part.