Social Security Works

The mission of Social Security Works is to: Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations; Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security; and Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Activists Hold Rally to Keep North Baltimore's Social Security Office Open
This morning, activists, including advocates and retirees, held a rally opposing the planned closure of North Baltimore's Social Security office. The office is currently scheduled to be closed later this week on June 22nd . Video of the event is available here . Since 2011, baby boomers have been...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The 2018 Social Security Trustees Report Confirms that Expanding Social Security is Fully Affordable
The 2018 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, released today, shows that protecting and expanding Social Security benefits is fully affordable. This year’s report notes that Social Security has an...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Big Pharma Owns the Trump Administration
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , Executive Director of Social Security Works , on Donald Trump's upcoming speech on drug pricing: "Donald Trump works for the prescription drug industry, not the people. He talked a big game on the campaign trail and immediately after the election, but...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Social Security and Medicare Are Alive. Paul Ryan is (Politically) Dead.
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , executive director of Social Security Works , in reaction to Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not be running for re-election: "Paul Ryan has spent decades attempting to cut and dismantle Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But in a victory...
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Friday, March 23, 2018
$480 Million Increase For Social Security Administration is Progress After Years of Cuts
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in reaction to the $480 million increase in funding for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the omnibus appropriations bill: "For the last decade, Congress has starved SSA of funding, making it...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Conor Lamb's Victory Shows that Democrats Win By Fighting for Social Security and Medicare
Below is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works , in response to Conor Lamb's victory in the PA-18 special election tonight : " Tonight's results demonstrate that when Democrats run on protecting and expanding Social Security and Medicare, they win. Lamb's victory...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Trump Agenda is a Threat to Social Security
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in reaction to Donald Trump's State of the Union speech: "Instead of bringing the nation together, Donald Trump just spent the State of the Union bragging about his party's tax giveaway to billionaires and...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Sanders, Casey & Warren Headline Press Conference Opposing GOP Plans to Cut $492 Million From the Social Security Administration's Budget
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined seniors and activists for a press conference protesting Republican plans to cut $492 million from the Social Security Administration's budget. The seniors and activists then delivered more than 250,000...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Sens. Sanders, Casey, Warren Join Advocates to Deliver 250,000 Petitions Opposing Social Security Administration Cuts
This Thursday, January 18th at 11am EST in 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will join advocates and seniors for a press conference opposing Republican plans to cut $492 million from the Social Security Administration's...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The Senate Finance Committee Should Vote Down Alex Azar's Nomination
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , Executive Director of Social Security Works , ahead of today's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nomination of Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services: “Donald Trump ran on a promise to lower drug prices, but he has nominated a man...
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