Back in November, Social Security Works along with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and our coalition partners delivered over 700,000 petition signatures to Congress demanding no cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid in the federal budget. Thanks to you, we won that battle.
Last week, Social Security Works’ Co-founder Nancy Altman joined U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on a conference call to discuss where we go from here in the fight to protect and expand Social Security.
On the call, Senator Sanders thanked our co-founder for her decades of service on behalf of seniors:
“Nancy has been a great fighter on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries, and many many others. Nancy, thank you for all that you’ve done for so many years.”
You can listen to the call here:
On the call, Nancy and Senator Sanders were joined by several of our coalition partners as well as thousands of activists. They discussed where the fight currently stands to strengthen Social Security, how your activism is impacting the national discussion, and how we can continue to change the conversation in 2014.
With the president set to unveil his budget in less than a month, we must continue to stay engaged in this critical issue. Last year, the president included a Chained CPI in his budget, which would have meant severe cuts in Social Security had it been enacted.
In 2010 the Bowles-Simpson commission attempted cuts to earned benefits. In 2011 the Supercommittee did the same. Every year Social Security comes under fire, and every year we beat them back and win. With your help, we’ll do it again in 2014!