Protect and Expand
Social Security, a pillar of FDR's New Deal, provides critical protection for virtually all of America’s workers and their families, insuring them against lost wages due to death, severe disability, or retirement. Social Security is paid for through dedicated taxes contributed by workers and their employers. Almost 2 out of 3 seniors rely on Social Security for half or more of their income, and 1 out of 3 relies on Social Security for 90 percent or more of their income. The average Social Security benefit is less than $13,000 a year (<$1,100/mo).
Unfortunately, this cornerstone of our safety net is relentlessly under attack by the billionaire class and politicians who capitulate to their demands, who would rather shrink government and see working people's money invested in Wall Street.
Social Security is a promise, a bond between generations that belongs to the people who have worked so hard all their lives and their families. Social Security works, and we must protect and expand it for future generations!
Learn more about the national advocacy effort here.