AAUW promotes the economic, social, and physical well-being of all persons. Essential to that well-being are an economy that provides equitable employment opportunities, reduction of poverty, a livable wage, quality affordable dependent care, paid family and medical leave, decent and affordable housing, quality affordable health care, and a clean and healthful environment. We support a Social Security system that provides inflation-protected, guaranteed lifetime benefits with a progressive benefit formula, spousal and widow benefits, and disability and survivor benefits. (http://www.aauw-nys.org/pp.htm)Since Social Security celebrates August 14, we thought you might like to know about a few resources you can use for a branch program or draw upon for your website or newsletter.
- Strengthen Social Security has publish a report for every state. Here's a link to NY State's report, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Work for New York
- Some Social Security statistics from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy organization working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
- Watch this short video Social Security: Just the Facts from the National Academy of Social Insurance (www.nasi.org)