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Pension Action E-Newsletter
November 30, 2010
Join the Pension Rights Center and members of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign TODAY in a nationwide call-in day to tell Congress to keep their hands off Social Security.
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is scheduled to release its report tomorrow. The commission will likely include recommendations for cuts to Social Security in its report. Any cuts to Social Security will do absolutely nothing to reduce the nation's long-term fiscal deficit. But cuts will increase the nation's $6.6 trillion Retirement Income Deficit.
Social Security provides the typical retiree only $14,000 per year, and only $11,000 for women. As policy director Karen Friedman writes in an op-ed in today's Philadelphia Inquirer, "With benefits that lean, there's no fat to cut."
We can't let these cuts happen. Here's what you can do:
- Call 1-866-529-7630 TODAY.
- Provide your ZIP code and let the switchboard operator know which of your state's two senators you would like to be connected with. If you have the time, call both of your senators.
- Give the following message to the person who answers the phone:
I am a voter/constituent living in [name your state]. I am calling to tell the Senator to just say "No" to all Social Security benefit cuts. Don't raise the retirement age. Keep your hands off Social Security.
Please take the time for this important effort TODAY. Protecting Social Security from benefit cuts will help ensure the economic security of current and future generations of retirees.
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