Tuesday, October 4th, 2016


Linda Benesch, [email protected]

STATEMENT: Tonight, Voters Should Learn About Mike Pence’s Toxic Social Security Record

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, in anticipation of tonight’s debate:

“It is imperative that debate moderator Elaine Quijano question Mike Pence tonight about his Social Security record. Pence’s support for drastic cuts to Social Security’s already modest benefits is far outside the mainstream, totally out of step with what numerous polls show is the will of the vast majority of Americans.

Indeed, his position is so radically fringe that he criticized George W. Bush’s Social Security privatization plan – for not going far enough! Donald Trump’s statements, prior to running for president, are perfectly in line with Pence’s views. Tonight’s debate can give the American people the information they need about where the Trump-Pence ticket stands on this vital issue.


Social Security Works staffs the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, which is comprised of more than 350 national and state organizations representing more than 50 million Americans from many of the nation’s leading aging, labor, disability, women’s, veterans’, consumer, civil rights and equality organizations.