It’s a promise that’s been kept for generations. You pay into Social Security, you get the benefits you earned. But to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century.
If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. Every year our leaders wait and do nothing, finding a solution grows more difficult.
The only way to make progress is for our national leaders to make Social Security a priority and put serious proposals on the table. And it starts with Presidential leadership. Anyone who thinks they’re ready to be President of the United States should be able to tell voters how they’ll keep Social Security strong.
That’s why AARP is pressing every candidate to Take A Stand – and lay out their plan to update Social Security so it’s financially sound with adequate benefits. Throughout the election, we will urge the candidates to debate their proposals so you know how they will affect you, your kids, and generations to come.
AARP is holding candidates accountable to voters by directly questioning candidates at their events; pressing candidates on social media; airing television and digital advertising; mobilizing AARP members; and featuring their views on Social Security in our publications.
Our website, 2016TakeAStand.org, serves as a one-stop resource for voters to find out which candidates have plans and which don’t, and features a real-time feed of every candidate’s public statements on Social Security.