The Commission’s Dr. Maya Rockeymoore to Appear on The Breakdown with Richard Eskow

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore will appear on The Breakdown with Richard Eskow this Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT.

Dr. Rockeymoore and Mr. Eskow will discuss our report Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on People of Color and the nation’s economic outlook.

If you live in the Washington, DC Metro Area you can tune in at WPWC 1480AM. You can also listen live by visiting the We Act Radio website at

U.S. Demographic Shift Has Consequences for Social Security

As U.S. transitions to majority-majority population, policymakers must consider how communities of color use the program

WASHINGTON – In response to a U.S. Census report that more than half of our nation’s population under the age of one are Latino, African-American, Asian American or other minorities, the Commission to Modernize Social Security says that as the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population, any changes to Social Security must consider the impact on workers and families of color who are more vulnerable to economic instability and far less likely to have generational wealth than white families. It also argues that the program can be modernized to remain sustainable and improved to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce. Continue reading

New Report Calls for Social Security Modernization Efforts to Focus on the Needs of a “Majority-Minority” Population

Long-term solvency can be achieved while strengthening benefits for most vulnerable

WASHINGTON – As the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, Social Security must be modernized to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce, according to a report released today by the Commission to Modernize Social Security, made up of national policy experts representing African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American communities. Continue reading