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Giant Step Forward for Social Security Expansion!

Giant Step Forward for Social Security Expansion!

This past week something amazing happened. President Obama took a giant step forward for Social Security when he called for expanding the program rather than cutting it.  This monumental shift in his stance towards Social Security never would have happened without the work of activists like you.  But the fight for expansion is far from more »

Release: Grassroots Groups Praise President Obama for Social Security Expansion Shift

Release: Grassroots Groups Praise President Obama for Social Security Expansion Shift

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 3, 2016 Contact: Donna De La Cruz, ddelacruz@communitychange.org (202) 339-9331 Grassroots Groups Praise President Obama for Social Security Expansion Shift President Obama’s declaration that Social Security should be expanded, and not cut, has been applauded with great enthusiasm by groups nationwide which work to protect Social Security for everyone. Among more »

Social Security Caregiver Credit bill introduced in Senate

Social Security Caregiver Credit bill introduced in Senate

On March 18, Senator Chris Murphy introduced the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act in the Senate, a version of the House bill originally introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey. Like Lowey’s bill, the Senate version would allow people who take time out of the workforce to care for a family member to receive up to 5 more »

Elizabeth Warren Ratchets Up Pressure To Give Seniors A Raise

Elizabeth Warren Ratchets Up Pressure To Give Seniors A Raise

From the Huffington Post Elizabeth Warren Ratchets Up Pressure To Give Seniors A Raise The Massachusetts senator wants a vote on her Social Security bill. by Daniel Marans Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is demanding a vote on a bill that would provide a one-time cash payment to Social Security beneficiaries and veterans who did not more »

Sign the Petition: People Before Drug Companies

Sign the Petition: People Before Drug Companies

These days it’s harder than ever for a family to even survive, let alone thrive. With rising childcare costs, stagnant wages, and fewer and fewer investments in our communities, the average family struggles just to get by. Meanwhile, a secure retirement is in jeopardy for many Americans. As we continue the fight to expand our more »