80th Anniversary of the Signing of the Social Security Act


WHEREAS, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law; and

WHEREAS, Social Security is a social insurance program under which workers earn coverage for retirement, survivors, and disability benefits by paying Social Security taxes on their earnings; and

WHEREAS, the Social Security Administration also administers the Supplemental Security Income program, which is funded by general revenues and provides cash assistance to aged, blind, and disabled persons who have very limited means; and

WHEREAS, the Social Security program is a cornerstone of economic protection on which workers can build a comfortable retirement through pensions, insurance, savings, and other income; and

WHEREAS, Social Security Administration is committed to providing the American public choices for conducting business; offering online services, applications, and program information for beneficiaries, employers, and the public; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes the importance of Social Security benefits to the welfare of its citizens and joins the Social Security Administration in celebrating its past and in building its future, and joins the nation in celebrating the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize August 14, 2015, as the 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.