MANCHESTER—As Social Security celebrates its 73rd birthday this week, Sen. Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change in New Hampshire will be reaching out to Granite State seniors in both Manchester and Concord, sharing with them Sen. Obama’s plan to protect Social Security and to promote retirement security for every New Hampshire senior.
Sen. John McCain is intent on privatizing Social Security if elected president. In2005, McCain went on tour with President Bush to tout their plan for privatizing Social Security. Together they pushed for a program to divert new funds from the Social Security trust into the stock market. Privatizing Social Security in New Hampshire would cut benefits for New Hampshire seniors and gamble with their futures, as well as increase the national deficit.
Senator Obama will protect Social Security by increasing the maximum amount of earnings covered by Social Security and will work with Congress and the American people to choose a reform package that will keep Social Security solvent, putting seniors’ interests ahead of those of Wall Street. In New Hampshire, over 230,000 people depend on their earned Social Security benefit every month, according to the Social Security Administration.
Thursday, August 14th:
WHAT: Meet and greet, followed by Q and A
WHERE: O’Malley Hi-Rise
259Chestnut Street, Manchester
WHEN: 1:30-3 p.m.
WHO: Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, Alderman Dan O’Neil and Matt Kennedy, Sen. Obama’s New Hampshire Campaign for Change Constituency Director
WHAT: Meet and greet, followed by a discussion of senior issues
WHERE: Havenwood Heritage Heights
Barrow’s Building Conference Room
149 EastSide Drive, Concord
WHEN: 2:30- 3:30 p.m.
WHO: Rep. Cindy Rosenwald, Chair of the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee; Steve Gorin, professor at Plymouth State; and Matt Kennedy, Sen. Obama’s New Hampshire Campaign for Change Constituency Director