Social Security reform is the hot political topic in Washington and across the country. The AARP, labor unions, think tanks, Wall Street, and political parties have all had their voices heard, yet the one group most affected by reform has not been heard from: young Americans. Students for Saving Social Security has been formed to fill this void in the debate.
SSSS is a the only non-partisan grassroots network on college campuses across the country advocating for Social Security reform through personal ownership. Rock the Vote is the only other significant youth organization talking about Social Security, and they oppose personal accounts. We are advocating for the choice to save our money in personal accounts.
In only a few days SSSS launched over 50 campus branches and is well on its way to over a hundred across the country. The importance of our group has already been recognized by media figures (Larry Kudlow of Kudlow & Company) and Congress (SSSS presented written testimony at the Financial Services Committee hearing on April 20th). SSSS is undoubtedly leading the charge to inform, organize, and mobilize students along with other young Americans to demand that the problems of Social Security be solved through personal ownership and without increased tax burdens.
We believe that it is important for politicians, the media, and the public to listen to young people's thoughts on Social Security. As the leading non-partisan youth organization advocating for personal accounts we believe our presence is necessary for a balanced Social Security debate. A member of SSSS would be pleased to discuss our group, our activities, and our ideas for your paper.
About our founders: Jonathan Swanson is a senior at Yale University and Patrick Wetherille is a senior at Haverford College. For more information please see out website (www.secureourfuture.org) or call or email me any time.
Students for Saving Social Security