Welcome to the National Committee's website. We're glad you came to visit.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was founded in 1982 to serve as an advocate for the landmark federal programs of Social Security and Medicare and for all Americans who seek a healthy, productive and secure retirement.
With millions of members and supporters across America, we are the nation's second-largest grassroots citizens organization devoted to the retirement future for all citizens - from our "twenty-something" generation and baby-boomers to the nation's thirty-four million seniors.
The National Committee's headquarters is just a few blocks from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., but our reach is nationwide. Our staff of grassroots managers and policy analysts is regularly on the road, in the country's largest cities and its smallest rural towns, for town hall meetings and policy briefings. Meanwhile, our Area Representatives and State Advocacy Representatives represent the National Committee at a variety of local events.
With a program of education and information, we encourage our members and the public to learn about the legislative and regulatory proposals which will affect their working and retirement life. In turn, we take their concerns directly to the White House and the Congress with our staff of professional lobbyists.
The clear voice of our members and supporters is the National Committee's most powerful asset. Their views - expressed through petitions, phone calls and personal letters - has long made a crucial difference in the outcome of legislation in the Congress. Lawmakers know that our members and like-minded citizens are a potent political force with the time, concern and dedication for getting things done in Washington.
We hope you enjoy our website and find it useful. And we invite you to join the National Committee and take a stand for a secure retirement for all Americans.
Max Richtman, J.D.