Postcard, Petition Campaign Furthers Fight for Retirement Security

Social Security Rally

Flanked by boxes of petitions and postcards from worried Americans, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and other Democrats pledged at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday to protect Medicare and Social Security.

Rally signs

Fighting to protect Americans' retirement security, CWA and members of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign delivered hundreds of thousands of postcards and petition signatures to Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

Boxes full of signed cards and petitions were presented during a news conference called by members of Congress who are committed to protecting Medicare and strengthening Social Security. Click here for video.

The event came one day after reports leaked that the 12-member congressional "Super Committee" is discussing deep cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

"We should not tackle our country's fiscal problems by asking working and middle-class Americans to sacrifice benefits earned over a lifetime of hard work," said Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) "These benefits stand for the premise that if you work hard and play by the rules, you will be rewarded with a measure of economic security when retirement comes. We cannot back out on this commitment now, particularly during tough economic times."