Expand Social Security

Social Security Works for Asian Americans, Hawaiian Natives and Pacific Islanders

Our Social Security system is neutral with regard to race and ethnicity, but because Asian Americans, Hawaiian Natives and Pacific Islanders tend to have longer life expectancies, Social Security is particularly important to them. Social Security should not only be … Continue reading

Social Security Works for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Our Social Security system is neutral with regard to race and ethnicity, but because American Indians and Alaska Natives tend to have lower earnings over the course of their working years and little access to employer sponsored retirement plans, Social … Continue reading

Social Security Works for Young Americans

Opponents of our Social Security system often justify cuts to the program by framing retirement security as a question of generational equity, and pitting the needs of today’s retirees against the futures of young workers—in particular, the millennial generation—by wrongly … Continue reading

Social Security: Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand?

Social Security is a critical issue for all Americans, and it is vital to know where our nation’s policymakers and politicians stand when it comes to protecting, and even expanding, benefits. This fact sheet is a guide to the current … Continue reading

High Earners Should Contribute Fair Share to Social Security: Policy Options

Although Social Security is our nation’s most secure, fair, and universal protection against death, disability, and economic insecurity in old age, not all Americans contribute equally to this critical family protection program.  Only wages up to a certain cap–$118,500 in … Continue reading

Bills Introduced in the 113th Congress to Expand Social Security

Bills Introduced in the 113th Congress to Expand Social Security A summary of bills to expand Social Security that have been introduced in the 113th Congress.