Social Security was created as part of the New Deal under FDR. Social Security: A Promise W e Make to Each Other. Its goal is to cut the risks of poverty in old age and when living with disabilities. Designed to work as an insurance program
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Social Security lifted 21.4 million people of all ages out of poverty in 2012
… it was even higher in 2013 – just over 22.2 million!
1. Increase benefits across the board
2.Make benefits keep pace with the true cost of living
3. Add a caregiver credit
4.Reinstate and expand student benefits
5.Improve benefits for long-term low-wage workers
6.Scrap the Cap – make everyone pay their fair share
The Chained Consumer Price Index (Chained CPI)
The Experimental Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E).
Source: Strengthen Social Security Fact Sheet
Movement Toward Expanding Social Security
Retirement Security “Peaks” Chart
RS End of Year Convening
KEY CAMPAIGN DATES
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
KEY CONGRESSIONAL DATES
Nov 4: Mid-Term Elections
Aug 14: Social Security Birthday!
Summer: GA Electoral Training?
October Congressional Recess
Sept 22-26: Congressional Recess
JULY – AUGUST
April 17: National GA Call
August Congressional Recess
Drop Event in DC for Caregiving Counts Bill
Jun 2-6: Congressional Recess
Apr 14-23: Congressional Recess
Mar 17-23: Congressional Recess
MARCH – JUNE
Mar 12: 1st National GA Call
Grassroots Ambassadors Trainings (March – May)
Lifting Champions, Exposing Enemies of Proactive Agenda
Ongoing Base Building, Education and Training