James Lafferty is Executive Director of Coalition to Guarantee Social Security (CGSS). Jim's interest in fighting benefit cuts and health care rationing stems from his longtime involvement in public policy, and his goal of protecting the dignity of seniors in their "golden years."
Jim came to Washington to serve as Director of Legal Information for the National Right to Work Legal Foundation in Virginia. He later served as Press Secretary and Communications Director to former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay.
Jim's Capitol Hill know-how prepared him to advocate effectively for a wide-ranging agenda: to repeal Obamacare, expose and halt socialized medicine in the form of the dangerous "Medicare for All" bill, legally guarantee seniors' Social Security benefits and stand up against establishment Congressmen and women and U.S. Senators in both major political parties.
Jim's Executive Branch experience includes his appointment by President Reagan to Director of Public Affairs, U.S. Office of Personnel Management and later as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Long active in the fight to secure America's Judeo-Christian heritage, Jim is also chairman of and founder of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force, a community-based grassroots network in opposition to the expansion of radical Islam across America.
Moreover, Jim serves on the board of Pamela Geller's Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA). He regularly speaks at SIOA events including rallies at the Ground Zero site of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks in New York as well as at regular media forums on radical Islam. Ms. Geller included several accounts of Jim's successful grassroots campaigns in her bestselling book Stop the Islamization of America – A Practical Guide to the Resistance.
Mr. Lafferty has assisted grassroots opposition to efforts by the Muslim Brotherhood front group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and by former President Obama's Department of Justice to strong-arm local governments to approve plans for mosques even though they fail to conform with lawful zoning requirements. He has testified at zoning and planning commission hearings in the Virginia counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Henrico and in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Jim's role extends to advising citizen groups opposed to mosque construction elsewhere in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Mr. Lafferty has appeared on Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck's television show and is a regular guest on conservative talk radio shows. He has also addressed the Liberty University law school as well as numerous churches and synagogues nationwide.
Jim was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to top positions during both terms of the Reagan presidency. He has worked in high-level staff positions in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives including service on the House leadership staff. Jim lives in northern Virginia with his wife Andrea and their son.