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Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans

Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans

Press release from Senator Warren Without legislation, Social Security recipients, veterans face rare, zero cost-of-living increase in 2016 Bill would end tax subsidies for million-dollar corporate bonuses to give 70 million Americans emergency relief Fact Sheet (PDF) Bill Text (PDF) WASHINGTON, DC – Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Patty Murray more »

VIDEO: (Don’t Wanna) Work ‘Till We Die

VIDEO: (Don’t Wanna) Work ‘Till We Die

The Social Security Works Washington Coalition released the music video “Work ‘Till We Die,” as part of a campaign to tell the President and Congress to expand Social Security and “scrap the cap” so everyone pays the same tax rate for the same guarantee! http://bit.ly/1PfvcWi The loudest calls for cutting Social Security come from wealthy more »

Rallying on the anniversary of Social Security in Minneapolis

Rallying on the anniversary of Social Security in Minneapolis

On August 14, 2014, leaders from TakeAction Minnesota and Iowa Citizens for Community Involvement rallied for the 80th anniversary of Social Security.  The group took a 75 foot banner through the streets of downtown Minneapolis, handing out flyers and talking to pedestrians about the importance of Social Security and the need for expanding our country’s more »

I’m 16 and I benefit from Social Security

I’m 16 and I benefit from Social Security

My name is Marcelas Owens, I’m 16 years old and my family and I benefit from Social Security. When I was six, my mom passed away from pulmonary hypertension. Luckily we have my grandma to take care of me and my two sisters. However, she is disabled and unable to work due to a bad more »

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid: Building on Successes, Fighting for Expansion

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid: Building on Successes, Fighting for Expansion

To mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, the Center for Community Change Action is working with partner organizations around the country to celebrate the successes of these vital programs while calling for concrete steps to improve and expand each. Send a message to your Representatives and Senators today to show your support for more »