Strengthen Social Security is a coalition comprised of 270 state and national groups, united around the goal of protecting Social Security from cuts, and strengthening it for future generations.
On April 27 and 28, events will be taking place in 53 cities/18 states. The theme of these events is, Don’t Make Us Work Till We Die, focusing on the intent to raise the Social Security retirement age. This link will take you to the website that shows the event map, so that you can find events near you. For those who don’t have an event in their state, there’s also a virtual rally being held online, which can also be seen at the website.
Everyone who has worked in a physically demanding job knows what increasing the retirement age will mean. It’s one thing to preach the necessity of this from behind a desk in a cushy office. It’s another thing to be a miner, nurse, truck driver, cook, carpenter, janitor, or a waiter at age 67 – if our bodies last that long. For those who are among the still unemployed/underemployed, and over the age of 55, the promise of Social Security in the future is what keeps us going. We can’t let them pull the rug out from under seniors who have worked long and hard, and paid in to the Social Security Trust Fund.
Please join an event if you can, or the virtual rally if you can’t – and as always, make your feelings known to your elected officials.
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In the interest of full disclosure, this post is part of the Campaign For America’s Future state blogger’s network project. I’m one of the bloggers participating in the project.