[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/03/16/art.students.02.jpg caption=”The members of S4 hope to educate college students about Social Security.”]
So maybe it’s not the sexiest issue on the campaign trail. But if it’s up to the founders of Students for Saving Social Security, it will be. The organization, known as S4, sees a chance to make the issue a hot one now.
“Now” is a big thing for the activist group that has a presence on colleges across the country. Its members fear that young people don’t think they have to care about Social Security until it’s too late. According to the Social Security Administration, the system is facing a $13.4 trillion shortfall.
S4 advocates the use of more personal retirement accounts to tighten the gap. It’s a solution conservatives often support. But its members maintain that the group is nonpartisan and that they only want Social Security to have more presence in political dialogue. That way, they hope, when the time comes for them to depend on it, it will be there.
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