05/13/2013 02:12 pm ET Updated Jul 13, 2013

Let's Whip the GOP on Social Security

How to protect Social Security, in two easy steps:

Step One: enlist an army. We've done that -- 3,000,000 people have signed petitions demanding "No Cuts" to Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Step Two: bring the politicians face-to-face with our army. Here's how:

I've set up a website where you can help me get every Member of Congress on the record about Social Security and veterans benefit cuts. Go to, and I'll show you how to ask your Member of Congress what he or she thinks. Then, after a few days, I'll ask you to tell us what he or she said in response. We'll collect all of the responses in one place, and then we'll know which Members of Congress are for and against these cuts. And by Election Day on Nov. 4, 2014, so will their voters.

The polling on Social Security is very clear -- voters like it just the way it is. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Southern voters like it. Northern voters like it. Democratic voters like it. Republican voters like it.

Social Security is like birthday cake. Everyone likes birthday cake.

For years, certain Members of Congress have been quietly telling their Wall Street paymasters they will cut Social Security benefits, and divert that money to Wall Street. They've been hiding this from their voters, many of whom have no idea that their Social Security benefits are being threatened. It's time to "out" these would-be Judas Members of Congress, by forcing every Member to state publicly his or her position on these important questions.

What's your Member of Congress's position on Social Security and veterans benefit cuts? Help us all find out.

One thing that's neat about this project is that by participating, you will learn a little bit about what it's like actually to be a Member of Congress. In Congress, a "whip" counts the votes for or against something. For instance, I'm the "Regional Whip" for House Democrats in Florida and Georgia. Typically, a whip is a member of a legislature, but in this case, it's you. A citizen. You're the whip. That's the reason why our site is called "Citizen Whip."

If we can make this work, we'll have a new relationship between citizens and Congress. Citizens won't just vote, call and e-mail. They'll also whip.

So, let's get your Member of Congress on the record. Click here.

Welcome to the Grayson Citizen Whip Team. This is just the beginning, and you're part of it.


Rep. Alan Grayson