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Let Congress know that you support federal funding to support elders ability to age in place with dignity. We need your voice to protect all things that build economic security for elders.
MONDAY: On Income Security, featuring…
- Nancy Altman, Social Security Works:
"Expand Social Security, Don't Cut It"
- Joan Entmacher and Katherine Gallagher Robbins, National Women's Law Center
"Social Security Is Women's Security"
- Karen Friedman, Pension Rights Center
"Retirement Under Attack"
- Cindy Hounsell, Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
"Social Security: Keeping It Strong Now And For The Future"
- Gerald McIntyre, National Senior Citizens Law Center
"SSI Must Be Strengthened"
- Donna V.S. Ortega, AARP Foundation
"Building Financial Security For Older Americans"
- Marci Phillips, National Council on Aging
"One Away And The Older Americans Act"
- Kate Birnbryer White, Elder Law of Michigan
"When The Grandparents Lose Economic Security, So Do Children And Grandchildren"
Authored by Stacy Sanders, Director of the Elder Economic Security Initiative at WOW
“All things are on the table,” is an often-heard mantra in the nation’s capital these days. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are looking to slash critical public assistance programs, ranging from housing subsidies to meals programs, and social insurance, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Drastic spending cuts in these areas are paraded as an essential means of reigning in the nation’s debt. What’s often missing from this dialogue is the fact that these programs support basic economic security for elders and their families. It is increasingly important that advocates, service providers and citizens voice collective support for the many federally funded policies and services that allow elders to make ends meet. Cuts to these programs target vulnerable older adults who have already made disproportionate sacrifices.