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

Leticia Miranda of the National Council of La Raza

Leticia Miranda, Associate Director of Economic and Employment Policy at the National Council of La Raza, speaks about the importance of social security for Latino communities, especially for retired beneficiaries and migrant communities 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.”

Commission Featured in Hispanically Speaking News

Report: Lawmakers Need to Account for Minority Population When Considering Social Security’s Future

In a recent report released by Global Policy Solutions, the rates of reliance of minorities on Social Security were examined, and revealed it is, in large part, due to disparities and wealth and income. Read More >>

Commission Featured in The Huffington Post

The Impact of Social Security Reform Should Be Required Reading for the Supercommittee
By Nancy Altman

No surprise, this Tuesday, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (a.k.a., the “Supercommittee”) is listening to all the normal Washington insiders talk about why Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and a host of programs critically important to the American people must be sacrificed on the altar of deficit-reduction. What we have here is the one percent speaking to the one percent, recommending sacrifices from the ninety-nine percent. Read More >>