Social Security’s 77th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Just in time for Social Security’s 77th anniversary, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) released an animated, four-minute video that explains the basics about Social Security, including its purpose, who pays for it, who gets it, and what it means to seniors, working families, and children now and in the future. 

“This video is a valuable tool to share with friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members to understand the basics about our Social Security system,” said James Roosevelt, Jr., President and CEO of the Tufts Health Plan and grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who signed the original Social Security Act on August 14, 1935.

The “Just the Facts” video is a tool for schools, colleges, community and religious organizations, and journalists to educate their students, communities, viewers and readers about Social Security and how it has performed over the years through good times and bad.  NASI has also prepared a companion resources page at for viewers to further explore each topic discussed in the video: Social Security: Just the Facts

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #SocialSecurity77.


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