February 15, 2012
One of the nation’s largest and most influential senior’s advocacy organizations, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, today launched a nationwide online campaign called the Social Security Promise Quilt at http://protectthispromise.org/ . Bringing generations together to share their stories about the vital role Social Security plays in their lives, the Promise Quilt allows users to upload images and stories as quilt squares, which are added to a virtual quilt in the shape of a United States map. Participants can read Social Security stories submitted by other people all over the country. The campaign concludes in July 2012.
The Social Security Promise Quilt illustrates the interconnectivity of a program that touches virtually every American family whether the beneficiary is a future retiree, already retired, disabled or received survivor benefits as a child. Social Security is an American idea – not a partisan issue or a matter of age. It has been protecting American families for over 75 years. Now, some in Washington want to cut benefits for political reasons or to solve a deficit that Social Security did not create. Americans understand the lasting value of Social Security and the Promise Quilt gives them another opportunity to stand together to prevent Congress from enacting threatened cuts.
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.
Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123
Kim Wright 202-216-8414