Next month, on July 13, the White House will hold its once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging. This conference is an opportunity to discuss the future of retirement security in America including pensions, Medicare, Social Security and more. But, there’s a glaring omission from the conference’s draft policy brief – a discussion on the need to expand Social Security benefits and private pensions.
At a time when fewer and fewer employers are offering traditional pension plans, and with Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments not keeping up with retirees’ actual expenses, it is time for elected officials in Washington to implement policies that ensure a decent standard of living for all retirees. It is critical that the 2015 White House Conference on Aging include a discussion on expanding Social Security and pensions.
Please join the Pension Rights Center and our partners in telling the White House Conference on Aging that we must protect and expand Social Security and pensions. Click here to sign the petition today!
America is facing a $7.7 trillion retirement savings gap and for the first time in our country’s history, current and future retirees will have a lower standard of living in retirement than their parents.
With two-thirds of seniors relying on Social Security for the majority of their income and with the average Social Security benefit for retired workers just $1,333 a month, we must protect current benefits while launching a national conversation on expanding Social Security and pensions.
Today, 15% of seniors live in poverty. We can and must do better. Our country must expand Social Security and pensions for millions of Americans.
Stand with the Pension Rights Center today and call on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to include a discussion about expanding Social Security and pensions!
When our elected officials in Washington finally catch-up with the views of the majority of the American people, we can ensure a more secure retirement for all Americans.
Executive Vice President and Policy Director