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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Monday, June 24, 2019
New College Affordability Package Would Carry on FDR's Legacy
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in reaction to the new college affordability package from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN): "The vision of Social Security — the...
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Monday, April 22, 2019
2019 Trustees Report Shows That Social Security Continues to Work for America
As reporters cover the just-released 2019 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, Social Security Works provides you with this fact sheet that summarizes and puts in context the Social Security report’s key findings. This fact sheet updates the figures in the media backgrounder Social...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Medicare For All Act of 2019 Would Greatly Benefit Seniors
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , Executive Director of Social Security Works , on the Medicare For All Act of 2019 , which was introduced today by Sen. Bernie Sanders and 14 co-sponsors: "Social Security Works is proud to endorse the Medicare For All Act of 2019. It is the most...
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Monday, March 11, 2019
Trump Once Again Proposes to Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , on the topline numbers of Donald Trump's FY2020 budget , which were released this morning: "Donald Trump ran for president on a promise to keep his hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. His latest...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Medicare For All Would Make The Program Far Better for Seniors
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in support of the Medicare For All Act of 2019 , which will be introduced today by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and over 100 cosponsors: "Current Medicare beneficiaries are among those with the most to gain from...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Social Security Expansion Act is Wise Policy and Winning Politics
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , endorsing the Social Security Expansion Act, which was introduced this morning by Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) along with Rep. Peter...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Over 200 Democrats Just Introduced a Bill to Expand Social Security
This morning, Rep. John Larson (D-CT) introduced the Social Security 2100 Act with over 200 original co-sponsors. Video of the introduction event is available here . The following is a statement in support of the bill from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works : "When President Franklin...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
Donald Trump's Bigoted Crackpot Appointee to the Social Security Administration Must Resign Immediately
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , Executive Director of Social Security Works , in reaction to a Media Matters exposé on the outrageous misogyny and homophobia of Robert W. Patterson, who Donald Trump appointed as an Associate Commissioner at the Social Security Administration: "...
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Thursday, January 03, 2019
The New Congress Is Poised to Make History
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman , President of Social Security Works , in reaction to the news that House Democrats will be holding hearings on expanded and improved Medicare for All: "This Congress will be historic. House Democrats will hold hearings on expanding Social Security for...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Prescription Drug Price Relief Act is Big Pharma's Worst Nightmare
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson , Executive Director of Social Security Works , in support of the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act, announced today by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA): "The Prescription Drug Price Relief Act will lower drug prices for every...
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