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Women and Social Security Alert No. 39

 

 

The Women and Social Security Email Alert produced by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) provides women-oriented information on and analysis of proposed changes in Social Security, up-to-date developments in the debate, and current research and statistics. The alert also includes announcements of key activities on Social Security, especially those of special interest to women. This e-mail alert is part of IWPR's mission to keep women's concerns at the center of current policy debates.

ITEMS IN THIS ALERT

In the News

  • Strengthen Social Security Campaign: "Republican Presidential Candidates Compared on Social Security"

Research

  • NWLC: State-by-State Fact Sheets for Super-Committee Advocacy
  • WOW: Elder Economic Security Standard Index
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research: Who's Above the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap?
  • Demos: The Crisis of Economic Insecurity for African-American and Latino Seniors
  • NASI: How Would Seniors Fare - by Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Income - Under the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposals by 2070?
  • NCPSSM: Poll on Social Security, Medicare, and the Deficit

Upcoming Events

  • NASI's 24th Annual Conference: Social Insurance in a Market Economy: Obstacles and Opportunities

Action Alerts

  • National Women's Law Center: "Tell Your Members of Congress to Urge the Super-committee to Support a Fair and Responsible Deficit Reduction Plan"
  • Strengthen Social Security Campaign: Petition to Protect Social Security through Super-Committee Deliberations

 

 

IN THE NEWS

Strengthen Social Security Campaign: "Republican Presidential Candidates Compared on Social Security"

Click here to view a factsheet from the Strengthen Social Security Campaign illustrating the Republican presidential candidates' views on Social Security.

 

 

RESEARCH

NWLC: State-by-State Fact Sheets for Super-Committee Advocacy

These fact sheets provide information relevant to advocates during the Super Committee delegations over a deficit reduction plan. On a state-by-state basis, they provide the numbers of people benefiting from programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, food stamps, and child care.

 

WOW: Elder Economic Security Standard Index

The Elder Economic Security Standard Index measures the basic cost of living for older Americans' households. Click here to view state-by-state reports of the costs of living per state of older Americans and how older Americans are faring in these states.

 

Center for Economic and Policy Research: Who's Above the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap?

Raising the Social Security payroll tax cap is one way to help close Social Security's long-term funding gap. According to the latest American Community Survey data, 6% of Americans would be affected if the tax cap were lifted entirely and about 1% would be affected under Senator Bernie Sanders' plan to introduce a payroll tax to income above $250,000. This factsheet examines how either eliminating the cap entirely or partially under Bernie Sanders' plan would affect workers by gender, race/ethnicity, age, and state.

 

Demos: The Crisis of Economic Insecurity for African-American and Latino Seniors

This Research and Policy Brief by Tatjana Maschede, Laura Sullivan, and Thomas Shapiro explains the precarious financial situation of African-American and Latino seniors.

 

NASI: How Would Seniors Fare-- by Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Income -- Under the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposals by 2070?

This brief by Virginia P. Reno and Elisa A. Walker examines how older Americans would be affected by the Bowles-Simpson Social Security proposals by 2070. They examine how different groups would be affected according to age, income, gender, and race/ethnicity.


NCPSSM: Poll on Social Security, Medicare, and the Deficit

A poll by Lake Research Partners and American Viewpoint for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) reveals that, among other findings, 70 percent of Americans would oppose cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the Super Committee's proposal and that a large majority of voters oppose cutting these programs in order to reduce the deficit.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NASI's 24th Annual Conference: Social Insurance in a Market Economy: Obstacles and Opportunities


January 26, 2012, 10:00 am - January 27, 2012, 3:30pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor Ballroom
Washington, DC 20045

 

 

ACTION ALERT

National Women's Law Center: "Tell Your Members of Congress to Urge the Super-committee to Support a Fair and Responsible Deficit Reduction Plan"

Your representatives can encourage the super-committee to enact a socially and fiscally responsible debt reduction plan that protects funding for women and children. Click here to send a message to your members of Congress.

 

Strengthen Social Security Campaign: Petition to Protect Social Security through Super-Committee Deliberations

Click here to petition President Obama to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid during the debate with the Super Committee on deficit reduction.

 


 

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