June 21, 2012– More than 100 older Americans and activists from across the nation will attend the White House Senior Community Leaders Summit on Tuesday, June 26th.  The summit, sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, provides a unique opportunity for participants to share directly with the Administration their personal experiences with and outlook on the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The summit will include policy briefings, panel discussions, and a question and answer session on proposals that would impact these vital federal programs which touch the lives of virtually every American family.  

Five seniors will also share their personal stories about how Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid has made a significant difference in the quality of life for themselves and their families.  Those speakers include:

  • Carol Berman –  West Palm Beach, Florida
  •  Rosie Lee Words – Richmond, Virginia
  •  Fred Robinson – Goffstown, New Hamphsire
  •  Margaret Metzler – San Jose, California
  •  Roy Aragon –  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Here is the full list of White House Summit senior community leaders and their hometowns.

In addition to the White House summit, the community leaders will also participate in three days of engagement and education activities including a White House tour, legislative briefings, and a trip to Capitol Hill to lobby Members of Congress on the importance of strengthening, not cutting, programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.


The National Committee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acts 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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