When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law 85 years ago (August 14, 1935), he famously said that ‘no damn politician can ever scrap my Social Security program’ because it is funded directly by American workers.
President Trump’s repeated insistence on a payroll tax cut via his latest Executive Order, will not only undermine the funding streams for Social Security and Medicare, it creates a high-risk environment for programs that have been the target of fiscal conservatives for decades.
President Trump’s rationale for postponing the 2020 elections is an unfounded concern over “rampant fraud” if Americans vote by mail. Discrediting mail-in voting is not only dangerous for our democracy, it could lead to the disenfranchisement of seniors whose safest option is casting mail-in ballots.
There are many ways you can help preserve the legacy of Social Security and Medicare to ensure a decent quality of life for Americans. Petition drives, rallies and press events, telephone campaigns and community forums are some of the frequent activities we employ to help influence the policy agendas of Congress and the White House.