Event: Social Security’s Role in Lifting Children Out of Poverty

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  Social Security’s role in helping children has been grossly underestimated. It supports 6.4 million children, which is twice as many as previously known. The 3.2 million additional children it helps live in extended families where someone receives benefits. The program made up 40 percent or more of these families’ income. We discussed this and other findings of “Overlooked […]

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The Poverty-Fighting Power of Social Security

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American society is better off with less poverty and less of the many social problems associated with poverty. Social Security is our strongest poverty-fighting program; therefore our leaders should act to keep the program strong. Of the programs existing today, none compare to Social Security in its ability to reduce the national poverty rate. The […]

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Social Security as a Civil Right

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Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living “on a lonely island of poverty” is unjust in a nation blessed with a “vast ocean of material prosperity.” Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only […]

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ALEC Exposed!

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ALEC Exposed! Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore August 15, 2013: Featuring: Lisa Graves, Executive Director, Center for Media & Democracy Immanuel Hermann, Deputy Director, MoveOn.org Austin Thompson, Campaign Organizer, SEIU Dream Defenders and Low-Wage Workers

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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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The State of Medicare

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Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore, May 12, 2013 Special Guest Host: Alex Lawson of We Act Radio Featuring: Stacy Sanders, Medicare Rights Center Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research

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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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President Obama, Why Hath Thou Forsaken Us?

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April 21, 2013 – “President Obama, Why Hath Thou Forsaken Us?” Featuring: Isaiah Poole, Editor of Campaign For America’s Future’s OurFuture.org; Dr. Margaret Flowers, Congressional Fellow at Physicians for a National Health Plan; and William Spriggs, Chief Economist at the AFL-CIO

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