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AARP Arizona Celebrates Social Security's 80th Anniversary


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SOCIAL SECURITY TURNS 80 YEARS OLD, ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH--FIRST SIGNED INTO LAW, BY PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, IN 19-35.  AMONG THE ORGANIZATIONS CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY IS A-A-R-P--WHICH BELIEVES SOCIAL SECURITY CONTINUES TO BE THE CORNERSTONE OF ECONOMIC-PROTECTION BY WHICH WORKERS CAN BUILD A MORE-SECURE RETIREMENT.  DAN MARTINEZ IS A-A-R-P ARIZONA'S STATE-PRESIDENT...

(MARTINEZ):
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FOR 80 YEARS, SOCIAL SECURITY HAS BEEN THE BEDROCK OF A SECURE RETIREMENT, FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO'VE PAID INTO THE PROGRAM OVER A LIFETIME OF HARD WORK.  WITH FEWER PENSIONS--AND WITH WORKERS STRUGGLING TO SAVE--WE KNOW [THAT] SOCIAL SECURITY WILL BE CRITICAL TO THE ECONOMIC-SECURITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS.  YET, IT FACES CHALLENGES THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED--TO ENSURE THAT IT'S STRONG FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.  WE NEED A MEANINGFUL, NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT HOW TO PUT SOCIAL SECURITY ON STABLE GROUND, FOR THE FUTURE."

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TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG.



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