National Committee grassroots volunteers and members joined President Franklin Roosevelt at the U.S. Capitol today to celebrate Social Security’s 80th anniversary.

FDR talked with visitors, young and old alike, (even some Capitol Hill staff) and reminded everyone of the critical role Social Security plays in the lives of millions of Americans. 

“The test of our progress is not whether we ad more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, January 1937

Visitors shared their own thoughts about Social Security by completing the sentence


I love Social Security because…

“It protects my grammy, and it’s there for me if I ever need it!”

“It’s the closest thing my parents will ever have to a pension.”

“It means we get to eat, pay bills, see doctors, and purchase medicines.”

“I can keep living in my house and pay the bills.”

“It keeps my family secure.”

Happy Anniversary Social Security…Here’s to another successful 80 (and more) years!