Theresa Greenfield: “I’ll never forget how Social Security saved us, and I’m running for the Senate to protect it.”
Theresa Greenfield’s campaign released a new ad today highlighting Theresa’s deep-seated personal commitment to fighting for the hard-earned Social Security benefits that Iowans rely on.
The new ad features the 1978 Chevy Nova that belonged to Theresa’s first husband Rod, a union electrical worker who was killed in a workplace accident.
“Social Security was a lifeline for us,” Theresa says in the ad, sharing how the car serves as a reminder of the Social Security survivor benefits that helped her support her young family and get back on her feet after Rod’s death, and pledging to protect the benefits that one in five Iowans rely on.
Social Security has emerged as a key issue in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race, after Senator Joni Ernst has “talked about privatizing Social Security” since 2014, voted for the 2017 corporate tax giveaway that nonpartisan experts say “had a negative effect on the Social Security trust fund,” and last year suggested that lawmakers “sit down behind closed doors” to gut Social Security without scrutiny.
“For Theresa, protecting Social Security will always be a personal fight,” said Greenfield for Iowa spokesperson Izzi Levy. “Senator Ernst sold out Iowans by threatening to privatize Social Security and gamble it away with her Wall Street donors. Theresa won’t forget how Social Security became a lifeline for her own family and so many others across Iowa. That’s why Iowans trust Theresa to protect and sustain these hard-earned benefits for themselves, for their families, and for generations to come.”