In a press conference held in Washington, D.C., this afternoon, AMAC formally presented Fran Tarkenton as the newest member of AMAC’s Board of Advisors. Tarkenton – an NFL Hall of Famer and successful entrepreneur – joined AMAC Founder and President, Dan Weber, at the National Press Club to announce the duo’s vision to advance the cause of Social Security reform on Capitol Hill.
Speaking to a packed press room, Weber and Tarkenton discussed AMAC’s proposal – the Social Security Guarantee – and the urgent need for a clear direction for reform. According to Weber, “AMAC’s 1.1 million members’ chief demand is that we save Social Security for all senior citizens, their children, and future generations, and we have a proposal that will do just that – a plan designed to win bi-partisan support.”
Since its founding, the preservation of Social Security has been a top priority for AMAC. Addressing AMAC’s action on the Hill, Weber said, “We have been consistently, diligently and personally pressing our case among lawmakers of both parties in D.C. on behalf of our members and all current and future benefit recipients. In fact, we have even gone so far as to offer up the Social Security Guarantee that can be used as the basis of a common sense resolution to keep and improve Social Security.”
AMAC’s effort to save and strengthen Social Security for mature Americans and future generations is part of what motivated Tarkenton to partner with AMAC. Inspired by Weber and the AMAC spirit to “get things done” in Washington, Tarkenton brings a major public platform to the organization on which members’ voices will be amplified. “Our intention is to take the offensive on this important issue because no one else has, including AARP. We’re going to make waves on both sides of the aisle lobbying for a different kind of special interest – the future of America,” said Tarkenton.
AMAC’s Social Security Guarantee continues to be a key focus of AMAC’s advocacy campaign in Washington. With no other groups taking the lead on this significant issue, AMAC has made it their mission to keep a spotlight on Social Security until meaningful, responsible reform occurs. Weber believes that AMAC’s Social Security Guarantee is a winning solution to the Social Security problem America faces today, and AMAC is actively petitioning Congress and the White House to work together to make Social Security solvent and sustainable.
AMAC is proud to have a dynamic leader like Fran Tarkenton powering the movement for Social Security reform. As AMAC continues to spread the word about the Social Security Guarantee in our nation’s capital, Tarkenton will help the group demonstrate the immense value it brings to the legislative table. The fight for Social Security has only begun! When it comes to reform, Tarkenton said it best: “We’re proud to be part of the AMAC team. We’re all in!”