May 14, 2013

Media Release

After 42 years as an educator, Sam Burnett of Toledo keeps right on teaching. As a 10 year volunteer with the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, he’s showing seniors how and why their Social Security and Medicare benefits could be in jeopardy. That’s why the National Committee salutes Sam’s remarkable life of service as he is inducted into the Ohio Seniors Hall of Fame at the state capital in Columbus on May 24, 2013 at 1pm.

“It’s clear from his knowledge of the issues, the passion with which he directs his volunteer activities and the sophisticated level of discourse with people who can shape policy that Sam’s work on behalf of seniors is a labor of love,” said Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee. “It has truly been a pleasure to have Sam in our network of volunteers. His selfless devotion to those seniors less fortunate than himself inspires others to help.  We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Sam on his induction into the Ohio Seniors Hall of Fame. He never fails to impress.”

As a valued volunteer for the National Committee, Sam has traveled all over Ohio and other parts of the country to help deliver the message that we must not diminish Americans in their autumn years by cutting the Social Security and Medicare benefits they have earned through their taxes over a lifetime of work.  Sam attended the National Committee’s White House Senior Leaders Summit last year in which he was able to address his concerns to senior administration officials, Members of Congress and their staffs.

Over the last couple of decades, Sam has contributed to his northwest Ohio community at nearly every level and has received numerous awards.  But his outstanding volunteer work with the National Committee comes from his desire “To give back and be involved in achieving a goal toward a just and vital community.”   


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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