The mission of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a membership organization, is to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans.
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 Board of Directors include policy and business leaders from across the country.
The Advisory Board for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare provides guidance and support to the President and CEO and executive staff.
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The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) was founded in 1982 by former Congressman James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who signed the Social Security Act into law. Two additional leaders of prominence have also headed the organization; from 1989 – 2001, former Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Martha A. McSteen, and former Congresswoman Barbara B. Kennelly, who headed the organization from 2002 – 2011. Max Richtman, who served as Executive Vice President since 1989, was appointed as President and CEO in August 2011.
Whether it’s the Social Security privatization battle of 2005 or the deficit debate of 2011, the National Committee has an impressive track record of protecting older Americans’ interests.
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