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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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Joe Biden Must Keep Anti-Social Security Bruce Reed Far Away From His Administration
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , Executive Director of Social Security Works , on reports that Bruce Reed is a front-runner to head the Office of Management and Budget in a Joe Biden administration: “Joe Biden ran for President on a promise to protect and expand Social Security...
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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Top Republican Social Security Expert: Trump’s Defunding of Social Security Opens the Door to Privatization
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , on Donald Trump yet again pledging to slash the payroll tax, Social Security’s dedicated funding, if he wins a second term: "Over and over again, Donald Trump has said he intends to terminate Social Security’s...
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Friday, July 24, 2020
McConnell’s COVID Response: Cut Social Security
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announcing that the TRUST Act is included in the Republican coronavirus package: “The TRUST Act creates a closed-door process to fast-track cuts to...
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Progressive Groups Tell Trump, Senate Republicans: Hands Off Our Social Security
Today, Tax March and Social Security Works launched mobile billboards in Iowa, Maine, Arizona and North Carolina telling President Trump and Senate Republicans to keep their hands off Social Security. The billboards come in response to the White House’s announcement this week that Republicans will...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Congressional Republicans Join Trump's Scheme to Raid Social Security
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in response to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) revealing that Congressional Republicans plan to demand a cut in payroll contributions, Social Security’s dedicated funding: “Republican activist Grover...
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Monday, May 11, 2020
Trump Economic Advisors Push "Work Til' You Die Plan" To Gut Social Security
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , Executive Director of Social Security Works , in response to a report from the Washington Post that senior White House economic officials support a plan to give people cash, but only if they forfeit a portion of their future Social Security benefits...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The 2020 Social Security Trustees Report Shows We Can Expand Social Security
The 2020 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 expanding Social Security is fully affordable. This year’s report announces that Social Security has an accumulated surplus of...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Trump Admin Roadblocking Seniors, People With Disabilities and Veterans From Receiving Their $1,200
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in response to the recently released IRS guidance indicating that Social Security beneficiaries, SSI recipients, and veterans receiving pensions can't get their $1200 CARES Act payments without filing a tax return...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Trump's Plan to Slash Payroll Contributions Is an Attack on Social Security
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , on President Donald Trump's proposal to reduce payroll contributions: "Donald Trump is using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to propose a reduction in payroll contributions. This is a Trojan Horse attack on...
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Joe Biden's Social Security Record Is Cause for Concern
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works and one of the nation's leading Social Security experts: "Vice President Joe Biden recently claimed that the Bernie Sanders campaign 'doctored' a clip of a 2018 speech, to make it appear that he supports cutting...
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