For Planning Purposes
August 3, 2010
Contact: Laura Wickwar (919)621-3613 or Laurasgw@nc.rr.com
Happy 75th Anniversary to Social Security
Smithfield — On Wed., August 4, 2010, at 10:00am, Johnston County seniors and members of the Alliance for Retired Americans will gather at the Johnston Health Medical Mall, 514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd. in Smithfield to celebrate with a Social Security Senior Round Table and Anniversary Party. Honored speakers include Congressman Bob Etheridge, 2nd US District, NC Representative Leo Daughtry, NC District 26, and Mr. Michael Dawkins, District Manager of the Social Security Office in Smithfield. Following the Roundtable, we will celebrate with cake and refreshments.
Similar events will be taking place all across the country throughout this week and next highlighting the truth about Social Security – that it belongs to the people who worked hard all their lives and contributed to it, and that it is a promise that must not be broken. Some in Washington, including a new federal commission on deficit reduction, have recently suggested either cutting Social Security benefits or raising the retirement age as a way to “fix” the deficit.
Social Security benefits 1,631,300 people, more than 1 out of 6 residents, in North Carolina and pumps $20.5 billion per year, an amount equivalent to 5 percent of the state’s annual GDP, into the North Carolina economy.
NC Alliance President John Newman said, “We will gather tomorrow to celebrate the good works of Social Security and to wish it many more happy years. More than ever, North Carolina workers and retirees need to know Social Security will be there for them.”
WHO: Alliance for Retired Americans members and activists with U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, NC Rep. Leo Daughtry, Mr. Michael Dawkins, District Manager of the Social Security Office in Smithfield
WHAT: Social Security Senior Round Table and Anniversary Party
WHERE: Johnston Health Medical Mall, 514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd. in Smithfield, NC
WHEN: Wed., August 4, 2010, at 10:00am