Happy (Almost) Birthday, Social Security!

Aug 11, 2020 / Amanda Chase, Horsesmouth Assistant Editor

This Friday, August 14, is Social Security’s 85th birthday. Social Security Works, a nonprofit organization that promotes the expansion of Social Security, is sponsoring a “tweetstorm” to celebrate the anniversity. They encourage everyone to join the fun by using #SocSec85 and #ExpandSocialSecurity.

You can find a full media kit here. It includes data sheets, sample text for posts, and graphics that you can use in your own posts. Social Security Works will be tweeting most heavily between 10-11am ET, but plan to post to Twitter and Facebook throughout the day.

“Social Security Works 50 State Reports” and “Social Security Works for the United States“ have statistics about Social Security that you can use to customize your own posts. Or you can use some of the sample posts like these:

  • The COVID-19 crisis calls for both immediate responses and long-term solutions. Now is the time to #ExpandSocialSecurity so that all people can live and thrive in dignity. #SocSec85
  • 85 years ago, FDR signed the Social Security Act & urged future generations to keep expanding the program’s protections. #SocSec85
  • Happy birthday to Social Security, a program that makes a huge difference in the lives of over 63 million Americans and their families! #SocSec85
  • Happy 85th birthday to Social Security, which benefits nearly 9 million Americans with disabilities: http://bit.ly/socsecusa #SocSec85


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