Here is a message from Mrs. Roosevelt on social welfare.
John F. Kennedy came to visit me at Hyde Park. We talked together and I learned he was truly interested in carrying on many of the things which my husband had just begun. Mr. Kennedy is a strong and determined person who as president will provide the leadership for greater social security benefits which the social welfare of a civilized nation demands. I urge you to study Mr. Kennedy's programs to look at his very remarkable record in Congress, and I think you will join me in voting for John F. Kennedy for president.
Index to this Document: 1960 presidential election: campaign advertising; Kennedy, John F.: congressional voting record; ER on congressional record of; ER on FDR's legacy and; ER on leadership of; ER Val-Kill meeting and, 1960; ER's campaign ad for; Social Security and; Roosevelt, Eleanor: JFK campaign ad by; JFK campaigns for; JFK, FDR and; JFK, leadership of; JFK, Social Security and; JFK, Val-Kill meeting with, 1960; on FDR; on Social Security; Social Security: JFK and; ER on legacy of
Recommended citation: Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and the Election of 1960: A Project of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, ed. by Allida Black, June Hopkins, John Sears, Christopher Alhambra, Mary Jo Binker, Christopher Brick, John S. Emrich, Eugenia Gusev, Kristen E. Gwinn, and Bryan D. Peery (Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 2003). Electronic version based on unpublished letters. http://adh.sc.edu.
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