Senate Leader Reid to Help Kickoff Nationwide Effort
to Protect Social Security
National advocacy group plans week of activities,
new radio spots, use of social media
March 28, 2011 – A news
conference and rally featuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be
held in Washington today to kickoff a nationwide mobilization effort by
the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. It is
part of the group's “Hands Off Our Social Security Campaign.”
A new round of radio ads,
sponsored by NCPSSM will begin airing on WTOP radio in Washington on
Tuesday, March 29.
NCPSSM members and supporters
nationwide will participate in athe week-long mobilization campaign
which includes a National Call-In Day coordinated by Social Security
In the new radio ad, “Voices”,
middle-class Americans of all ages remind Congress that Social Security
did not cause the current economic meltdown and benefits should not be
cut in the guise of “fiscal responsibility”.
Social Security has been the
one secure income source for millions of retirees, the disabled and
their families during this economic crisis and it has not contributed
one penny to the deficit, according to NCPSSM.
Social Security events
scheduled for the week of March 28th include:
● Monday: News
Conference/Rally with Senate Majority Leader Reid, other Senate leaders
and Social Security beneficiaries
● Tuesday: Radio campaign
begins and National Call-in Day to Congress
● Wednesday: NCPSSM Online
Mobilization. “We’ll tap into our large and growing communities on
Facebook, Twitter and our blog ‘Entitled to Know’ in a number of ways to
keep the pressure on,” NCPSSM adds.
● Thursday: A new E-card
to be delivered to the Senate “Gang of Six”.
● Friday: the National
Committee Truth Squad will wrap up the week to ensure our Congressional
leaders know the facts about Social Security and our fiscal crisis.
The National Committee claims
“a successful track record in protecting the Social Security benefits
paid for by American workers and retirees including the fight to defeat
President Bush’s proposals to privatize Social Security.”
NCPSSM adds in a news release,
“By engaging and informing America’s seniors through similar ad
campaigns, member mobilizations and grassroots efforts nationwide, our
members have said, loud and clear, they’re ready to fight against those
in Washington willing to trade away the nation’s most successful
The National Committee says it
is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acting in the interests of its
membership through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts and
the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The
work of the National Committee is directed toward developing
better-informed citizens and voters.
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