News Release

“Joe Biden’s victory in this historic election is a decisive win for the working class, for seniors, the disabled and their families — and a crucial victory for the two lifeline programs they depend on, Social Security and Medicare.  National Committee members joined voters around the country to help elect a president who will defend, not defund, their earned benefits. They cast their ballots for the candidate who will protect their lives and livelihoods.  

President-elect Biden calls Social Security and Medicare “sacred obligations” and he has vowed to expand both programs.  He has promised to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and protect people with pre-existing conditions.  Joe Biden understands that the best way to lower soaring prescription drug costs is to let Medicare negotiate prices with Big Pharma.  Joe Biden has a plan to contain COVID, which has ravaged our nation’s seniors physically and financially.    

While Donald Trump tried to turn the clock back more than 80 years and undo the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, Joe Biden will build on the progress of past decades toward a brighter future for working Americans and retirees. That is why the National Committee, founded by President Roosevelt’s son, Congressman James Roosevelt, Sr., endorsed Joe Biden for President.    

We also celebrate the election of Kamala Harris — the first female Vice President in American history — who can serve as a powerful advocate for women’s retirement security from the second highest office in the land. For decades, the National Committee has been advocating to expand protections and benefits for American seniors.  We are ready to seize this moment, to work with our new President and Vice President to ensure that all workers can retire safely, securely, and with the dignity they deserve.” – Max Richtman, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare


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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