Give Social Security a RAISE!
Republicans and their Wall Street cronies can no longer claim that Social Security expansion is a fringe issue. With Democratic leadership behind this bill, it is clear that YOU are making YOUR VOICE heard in Washington!
The RAISE Act would:
To: All members of the U.S. Senate
The Retirement and Income Security Enhancement Act of 2014, or RAISE Act, introduced by Senators Begich (D-AK) and Murray (D-WA), increase benefits for many widows, widowers and divorced spouses; and extend benefits to children of retired, deceased and disabled workers and pay for it by having millionaires and billionaires pay the same rate as the rest of us.
I urge you to become a co-sponsor of the RAISE Act today and help pass the first piece of Social Security expansion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
To Sign the Petition
To contact us:
John A. Pernorio, President
94 Cleveland Street
Rhode Island 02904-3525
Dr. Joseph Boffa
RI ARA Medical Care Programs /
Alliance for Retired Americans
Community Advocacy Network
Executive Board Member
This is a letter that was sent to Leader Pelosi expressing the Alliance’s opposition to a provision in the proposed House rules that would prohibit reallocation between the Social Security trust funds. This is a direct attack on the Social Security beneficiaries. Republicans are including this provision, as well as the following harmful provisions in their proposed House Rules for the 114th Congress: Read Letter
Dynamic Scoring – direct the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Tax to use this method of scoring. This method is a way to cook the books and make tax cuts appear attractive. In essence, it could make tax cuts appear to grow the economy and therefore not increase deficits. For more on dynamic scoring visit: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3598
Social Security Fairness – Repeal the GPO/WEP
This is a vital issue. Laws prevented you from earning Social Security benefits while you were working as a public servant, and when you retired, other laws prevented you from collecting the benefits you had paid for in other work or had earned as a dependent. This is SO wrong. Tell them your story. As they look at Social Security this year, the offsets must be repealed.
Our Facebook page is booming: Social Security Fairness – Repeal the GPO/WEP
Our website, ssfairness.com, is getting many hits.
Our email list of activists is more than 3,000. Thank you!
To View The 2013 RI ARA WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER Click on the date below
Social Security Works for Rhode Island
“We can never insure one-hundred percent of the population against one-hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life. But we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age. This law, too, represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means complete. It is a structure intended to lessen the force of possible future depressions. It will act as a protection to future Administrations against the necessity of going deeply into debt to furnish relief to the needy. The law will flatten out the peaks and valleys of deflation and of inflation. It is, in short, a law that will take care of human needs and at the same time provide for the United States an economic structure of vastly greater soundness.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt, August 14, 1935
To see how Social Security Works for Rhode Island…..
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Residents and Economy
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Women
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Seniors
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Widow(er)s
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Workers with Disabilities
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Children
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s African Americans
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Latinos
Social Security Works for Rhode Island’s Asian Americans,
Hawaiian Natives and Pacific Islanders
Social Security Works for Immigrants
Social Security’s Promise for Same-Sex Couples and Their Families
Social Security Works Financially
Go to: How Social Security Works for Rhode Island
2017 Social Security and Medicare Factsheet