Organizing, Legislating & Making Our Voices Heard

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Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore – June 2, 2013 “Arguments We Should Be Having, Money We Should Be Spending & How We Get There: Organizing, Legislating & Making Our Voices Heard” Featuring: Joel Segal Melissa Byrne – Activist and Political Consultant Zaid Jilani – Investigative Blogger at Progressive Change Campaign

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Deficit Hawks Are Coming To Town

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May 5, 2013: “Deficit Hawks Are Coming To Town” Featuring: John Burbank, executive director of the Economic Opportunity Institute Garland Nixon, radio host and television commentator Maria Roach, activist journalist and host of “State of Play with Maria Roach” Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works Ernie Powell, national grassroots director at National Committee […]

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What Social Insurance Programs Mean to US

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4/28 – What Social Insurance Programs Mean to US Featuring: George Zornick, The Nation Phyllis Zolotorow, Activist & Social Security Recipient Eva Dominguez, Executive Director at Latinos For A Secure Retirement Tim Carpenter, National Director at Progressive Democrats of America

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Special 2014 President’s Budget Edition: Featuring U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, AFL-CIO’s Damon Silvers & More!

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April 7, 2013 – Special 2014 President’s Budget Edition Featuring: Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL); Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works; Damon Silvers, director of policy at the AFL-CIO; Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; and Ernie Powell, national grassroots director, National Committee to Preserve Social […]

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Eventcast: Dr. Wilhelmina Leigh on Modernizing Social Security for Communities of Color

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Dr. Wilhelmina Leigh, Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, on social security reform and how it impact communities of color 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”.

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Eventcast: Leticia Miranda on Social Security and the Latino Community

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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 […]

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Eventcast: Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation Speaks on Capitol Hill

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Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation speaks about the need to modernize social security for the future at the 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”.

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Payroll Tax Holiday or Horror Show?

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President Obama and Congressional Democrats want to extend the payroll tax “holiday” for another year, which would allow workers at all income levels to continue to pay the 4.2 percent rate instead of the 6.2 percent payroll tax they paid before 2011.

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The Social Security Lifeline

Initially, when Mary Lou Blakeney began collecting her Social Security benefits 18 months ago, it meant extra money for dining out, concerts, plays and traveling. That abruptly changed a few months ago when the retired nurse and her husband of 38 years separated, and decided to divorce. Now, the 67-year-old who lives in High Point, […]

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