January 2010

January 1, 2010

RE: Council for Retirement Security survey results about passing HR 219

Dear Member of Congress,

In an effort to make you aware of the issues that most concern America’s seniors this election year I am writing to share the results of our resent survey on support for the “Social Security Preservation Act” (HR 219), which would prohibit Congress from spending money in the Social Security Trust Fund on any other programs.  Unfortunately, this crucial piece of legislation has been sitting in the Ways and Means Committee for more than a year.

We mailed more than 6 million questionnaires and have received responses from across the nation, including your district. You may be interested to note the following:

95.3%    Support passing HR 219
1.7%    Oppose
1%    Undecided
2%    No answer

The Council for Retirement Security, a program the nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots citizens group Our Generation, is dedicated to improving the lives of senior citizens through awareness and advocacy.  I hope you find the above information useful and take into consideration the viewpoints expressed as you shape our nation’s policy on Social Security reform and other matters of vital importance to America’s expanding senior population.

Very Truly Yours,

Rita Smith
Executive Director