About Our Founder

Rita Smith founded the Council for Retirement Security because she believed that the only way to protect and preserve the Social Security Trust Fund was to get current and future Social Security beneficiaries involved.

Rita Smith has always been a crusader. As a teenager and young adult, Rita volunteered in an orphanage providing love and support for vulnerable children. Over her 40 year career in Washington, Rita worked for tax reform, fought government waste, and worked to help America be a more equal society. In 2008, as the people around her started considering retirement, Rita went another way. She founded the Council for Retirement Security and its parent organization, Our Generation.