The Promise of Social Security was Earned Through the Hard Work of the American People

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Your Social Security for your life.

The need for Social Security is as unique as each individual. For some seniors, it's critical for food and shelter. For others, it helps them afford vital medical care. And for many, it provides the means to stay connected in their communities and with family and friends. When you think of the millions of citizens who have faithfully paid into Social Security throughout their working lives, you realize it's important to ALL of our nation's seniors for a variety of reasons.

Helping seniors live their lives on their own terms.

In 1935, Social Security was established as a landmark federal program to help families face the uncertainties brought on by retirement. The new program was a promise made to all working people...from all walks of life...and for all future generations of America. That promise has stood as a fundamental legacy for hard-working Americans—from those of retirement age to young workers just entering the workplace.

This essential program is being threatened.

As a nation, we've counted on this promise to provide security for our parents, our children, our grandchildren...and their children. Over all these years, Social Security hasn't added a single penny to our nation's debt, yet some on Capitol Hill are ready to abandon this important promise. But by working together, concerned individuals like you can ensure this promise is kept!

Social Security and Retirement BenefitsWe can never insure one hundred percent of the population against one hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family...”

— President Franklin D. Roosevelt upon signing the SS Act in 1935.


A majority of voters across party lines strongly reject cutting benefits.

Social Security is an American issue—not a partisan issue or a matter of age. Some politicians want to raid Social Security funds for political reasons. But we are in the majority and we must prevent Congress from enacting cuts to these vital programs. Social Security has made a real and lasting difference in the lives of millions of Americans. It's our duty to protect and defend it.

Join the nonpartisan National Committee in sending the message: “No cuts to Social Security!”

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is 100% member funded and is NOT associated with any political party.

If you're tired of political posturing and frustrated by bureaucracy, as so many people are, joining the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is one of the easiest and most effective ways to take action now and be heard. It's an opportunity to actually influence policy and ensure every American's benefits will be there as promised. The strength of our numbers can influence policy through a nonpartisan effort to preserve the precious legacy of Social Security.

The National Committee has been protecting the promises made to American workers.

grandfather and granddaughter walking togetherThe National Committee is an independent, effective and trusted grassroots organization with nationwide reach. Founded in 1982 by former Congressman James Roosevelt (son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed the Social Security Act into law), the National Committee is completely independent from the U.S. Congress, government agencies and political parties.

We don't sell any products, services or goods and receive no federal, state or local government funding. Our sole mission is to protect, preserve, promote and ensure the financial security, health and well-being of current and future generations of Americans. As an advocate for hard-working individuals like you, the National Committee works every day on these critical issues through lobbying, education, grassroots efforts and the development of better-informed citizens and voters.

We speak for concerned citizens like you by:

  • Conducting ongoing research to understand the voice of the American people
  • Lobbying Congress to protect Social Security
  • Keeping members informed about related legislation and events
  • Appearing on news and talk shows to inform the public
  • Thinking outside the box to find ways to draw attention to the issue
  • Alerting you with late-breaking developments that impact your retirement benefits
  • Reporting monthly on recent news, events and member polls
  • Providing 24-hour access to our toll-free hotline for the latest news on Social Security

An organization dedicated to effecting change since 1982.

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has been instrumental in the outcome of many important legislative initiatives including:

  • Protecting Social Security funds in 2011 from being cut by a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment for the third time in over a decade
  • Holding ground against Super Committee negotiations to solve the federal debt crisis by cutting Social Security thanks to grassroots advocacy in 2011
  • Ensuring seniors received the 2009 stimulus checks under the Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Increasing the 2007 funding levels and thereby preventing massive furloughs at the Social Security Administration
  • Defeating President Bush's Social Security privatization plan in 2006 and 2005
  • Passing the Senior Citizens' Freedom to Work Act in 2000

Social Security and Retirement BenefitsPresident and CEO, Max Richtman, joined the National Committee in 1989 after 16-years of working on Capitol Hill as Staff Director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. He frequently testifies before the House and Senate. During his congressional career, he directed the lengthy investigation of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement of age-discrimination statutes.


We can't afford to wait. It's urgent that you act now!

multiple hands coming togetherLike most Americans balancing work, family and finances, you probably think it's hard to find the time to get involved with the issues that are on your mind. But there is strength in numbers and it's essential that, together, we take action now. Social Security provides for seniors and other Americans in so many ways. It represents basic values so many American heroes have fought to protect. This is your chance to have your voice heard and help save these critical benefits.

We believe you will be 100% satisfied with your membership. If you are not, we will give you a full refund of your current year's membership contribution.


Do just one simple thing to stand up and lend your voice to this fight.

Help protect Social Security by becoming a member of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. It just takes a few minutes to join by completing our form or calling 866-401-7976. We need your support to protect the meaningful promises made in 1935.

Please, remember this name:
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

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