Monday, September 13, 2010

Call NOW for Social Security!

Today, Monday, September 13, 2010, is our Social Security for all Generations Call-In Day. Join us in telling Members of Congress that Social Security is vital - for ALL generations.

1-800-795-5336 to dial your legislator from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Calling to make your voice heard is easy. You don't have to be an expert on Social Security or the budget. You just need to let them know that you care about preserving Social Security's support for all generations. It only takes a minute. Here's how you make the call:

1. Dial 1-800-795-5336 and follow the prompt to enter your zip code. Then press "1" to connect to your first Senator's/Representative's office.

2. A staff person will answer the phone. Tell that person where you're calling from, and that you're calling to remind your [Senator/Representative] that...

Today, 6.5 million children receive benefits through Social Security. Social Security cuts would mean a considerable loss of economic security for children and break the promise of Social Security for all generations. Please tell the [Senator/Representative] to support children. Cuts to Social Security benefits to reduce the deficit would hurt children, families, and older adults now.

3. Most calls will end there. However, if you like, you can add another statement about why this is important to you.

4. Since all your Members of Congress have a stake in this debate, please call 1-800-795-5336 again to get connected to your other Members' offices. Once again enter your zip code, then press "2" to be connected to your second Senator. After you have called your Senators, please call again to select the option to connect to your Representative.

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