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As 75th Anniversary of Social Security Approaches, Himes Speaks Out Against Privatization

August 4, 2010
Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Leading up to the 75th anniversary of Social Security, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) is visiting senior centers throughout the 4th District. In a speech on the House floor, Himes recently called attention to the importance of protecting Social Security from privatization.

“We should all plan and prepare for our retirement, with a diverse portfolio of savings and investments, but Social Security is a safety net,” said Himes. “Imagine if Social Security had fallen victim to the same market crash that wiped out so many retirement accounts. We cannot ever leave Social Security vulnerable to the fluctuations of the market.”

Today, Himes will visit the Darien Senior Center. Earlier this week he met with seniors at the North End Bethany Senior Center, and later this week he will join the brown bag lunch at the Seymour Hollander Apartments in Bridgeport.  The Congressman has plans to attend senior centers in Ridgefield, Redding, Oxford, Black Rock, Weston, Bridgeport, and a number of other communities throughout the district later in the month. Those visits will be announced once confirmed.

Click here to watch the Congressman’s speech on the House floor.

Darien Senior Center Visit
WHEN: August 4 from 11:30am to 12:30pm        
WHERE: 30 Edgerton Street, Darien

Seymour Hollander Apartments Brown Bag Lunch
WHEN: August 6 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm          
WHERE: 4190 Park Avenue, Community Room, Bridgeport