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

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 >>