For the last year, the President and Congress have talked about Social Security and Medicare as part of backroom deals to reduce the deficit. At the same time, thousands of AARP members in Massachusetts – and throughout the country – are expressing their frustration, anger and even fear over the future of these programs. We’ve heard from many of our members who feel that no one in Washington is listening to them.
You’ve Earned A Say
It’s time to take the debate out from behind closed doors in Washington. We need to make sure that those working toward retirement will be able to count on receiving the benefits they’ve earned when they are eligible to receive them.
See Also: Let’s Talk About Medicare and Social Security
You’ve worked too hard to let the next President and Congress decide the future of Medicare and Social Security without hearing from you.
Throughout the year, AARP will hold community conversations across the Bay State to hear what you think about the future of Social Security and Medicare and to ensure that politicians are hearing your voices in Washington and on the campaign trail.
Make Your Voice Heard
Join us in Springfield on Monday, March 19, 2012 for the first of many community conversations throughout the commonwealth.
You’ve Earned A Say: Community Conversation
The Cedars at St. Anthony’s Church
419 Island Pond Road
This event is free, but preregistration is required. Refreshments will be served. Reserve your seat online today, or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.
More events will be scheduled and posted. Stay up to date by checking the AARP MA event calendar, liking AARP MA on Facebook, and following us on Twitter.
AARP is searching for interested members to help with our advocacy efforts. Join our effort to protect today’s seniors and future generations’ health care and financial security. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Why Medicare and Social Security Matter
Today, more than one million Massachusetts residents count on these lifeline programs. Nearly 100 percent of our older residents are enrolled in Medicare. And, middle- and lower-income seniors rely on Social Security for 74.2 percent of their individual income. Without these Social Security benefits, nearly 300,000 of the commonwealth’s older residents would face poverty.
AARP wants to ensure that current and future generations receive the benefits they have earned over a lifetime. With your ideas, input and involvement, together, we can achieve this goal.