A few days ago we celebrated the 77th anniversary of Social Security, signed into law as an economic security program in 1935. This week I'd also like to bring to your attention the talents of a young artist named Shawnae Hilde of Borup. Shawnae's artwork was recently selected to represent the state of Minnesota, and her painting is currently displayed in the "All Kids Can CREATE Exhibit" at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. The newsletter also includes photos from when I attended the Minnesota Ag Leadership Conference and spoke with a number of attendees about the need to pass the Farm Bill. I visited with the County Commissioners of Sibley County, toured Sunshine Dairy in Arlington, and met with representatives from Land O'Lakes.
Congressman Collin C. Peterson
Minnesota 7th District
Celebrating 77 Years with Social Security
August 14 marked the 77th anniversary of Social Security becoming law. In 2010, 882,408 Minnesotans received benefits from Social Security. When he signed this landmark piece of legislation, President Franklin D. Roosevelt described this law as both social and economic progress. The Social Security system is one of our nation's most successful programs, and its earned benefits have provided economic security to seniors, children, survivors, and people with disabilities throughout our nation for decades. As my colleagues and I seek to find solutions to the tough economic times we face, rest assured I will continue to protect Social Security.