Social Security Works

The mission of Social Security Works is to protect and improve the economic status of disadvantaged and at-risk populations, and, in so doing, to promote social justice for current and future generations of children as well as young, middle-aged and older adults. Our primary goals for the next round of Social Security legislation are that it,

  • Protects and improves the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations
  • Safeguards the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security
  • Maintains Social Security as a vehicle of social justice

Social Security Works convened a group of organizations to address threats to the well-being of Social Security by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and others.

In June, 2010, this group formalized to become the Strengthen Social Security campaign.

Core staffing of the Strengthen Social Security campaign is provided by Social Security Works, which is funded primarily by the Atlantic Philanthropies and is a project of The Advocacy Fund.

Social Security Works is headed by our Co-directors Eric Kingson and Nancy Altman (bios)

Meet the rest of our staff here


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In June, Social Security Works convened the Strengthen Social Security campaign and built this site to serve as the online resource for all of our work.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

View the full text of the petition here