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AARP Houston brings ‘Take a Stand’ message to presidential candidates

For generations, Social Security has provided much needed earned benefits to the people who have paid into the system. While many are able to rely on these funds today, this vital social safety net may not be there for future generations. Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up $10,000 a year.

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AARP realizes the urgency of the situation, which is why we are asking all presidential candidates to Take a Stand on Social Security by providing a plan to preserve the program and update it to so that it is financially sound with adequate benefits well into the future.

Armed with volunteers, signs and most importantly, knowledge, we took our message to the candidates in Houston. AARP heard from Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio about their plan to preserve Social Security. A strong group of AARP Houston staff and volunteers also showed up in force at the GOP debate held at the University of Houston Thursday, February 25.


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For nearly 60 years, AARP has been fighting for Social Security, guided by our principles and our commitment to keep the promise for future generations. For nearly 60 years, AARP has been fighting to ensure that hard working Americans who pay into Social Security get the benefits they’ve earned. With Take A Stand, we will keep fighting to make sure the next president has a plan to keep Social Security strong.

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