Today, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Mazie Hirono welcomed the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. Since 1982, NCPSSM has been representing and working for older Americans who want our nation's health and income security programs secured for the future. The endorsement was made at a press conference in front of the Moili'ili Community Center.
At the press event, Hirono said, "Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Republican Linda Lingle have made their radical proposal for Medicare clear by supporting a voucher program that threatens our most vulnerable senior citizens. I will fight to fulfill the commitment we have made to our kupuna and ensure that Medicare, as well as Social Security, is protected and strengthened. I worked with President Obama and my Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House and Senate to pass health care reform, which has already strengthened Medicare, and I am committed to finding a balanced approach that further protects this vital program."
Dr. Carroll Estes, NCPSSM Board Member, said, "It is critically important that Hawaii elect a U.S. Senator that is a strong supporter of traditional Medicare and Social Security. Mazie understands these programs, and she has also shown a commitment to opposing schemes in Washington, D.C. aimed at privatizing Social Security and Medicare and repealing current benefits. Mazie's record is clear, which is why the National Committee is pleased to formally endorse her bid to become Hawaii's next U.S. Senator."
NPCSSM, which represents over 3 million seniors, rates congressional action in the U.S. House and Senate, and Mazie Hirono has received a 100% rating from this organization for her actions to protect both of Medicare and Social Security.