Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Testifies on the Importance of Social Security & Medicare Before the Democratic National Platform Drafting Committee

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, Chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare testifies on the importance of Social Security & Medicare before the Democratic National Platform Drafting Committee.

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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 www.weactradio.com

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

Webinar: Why Communities of Color Should Care About Social Security

Social Security reform is not solely a critical issue for seniors, the disabled, and the dependent survivors of workers who die young – each community of color has a distinct stake in its outcome.  Please join us for a dynamic, interactive dialogue discussing:

  • How Social Security reform uniquely affects African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, American Indian and Asian Americans;
  • How Social Security reform uniquely affects men, women, and children of color;
  • The current political climate, including why conservatives perpetuate the myth that Social Security is bankrupt; and,
  • Recommendations for strengthening Social Security in a targeted, equitable way. Continue reading

Maya Rockeymoore of Global Policy Solutions

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, speaks about deficit reduction, the role of the Supercommittee and social security reform at a Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color.”