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    Delivering on the promise of Social Security: America’s pension plan

    Fact Sheet | November 3, 2017 | By Aaron Keating

    Social Security is crucial to Washingtonians’ economic security and our state’s economy Nearly 1.3 million Washington residents receive Social Security benefits, representing 18% of the state’s population, who in turn provide income for 30% of the state’s households.[1] Seventy-five percent of benefit recipie

    Preserve, Protect, Pass On

    Issue Brief | September 7, 2016 | By Marilyn Watkins, Miranda Vargas

    Summary Social Security is a longstanding success of our democratic system. It provides financial security and stable incomes to 60 million Americans directly receiving retirement, disability, or survivor benefits.[i] In Washington state, 29% of households depend on Social Security income.[ii] Social Security

    Work ‘Till We Die [VIDEO]

    Video | October 1, 2015

    The loudest calls for cutting Social Security come from wealthy CEOs who will never have to worry about their own retirement security. The roughly 200 CEOs who collectively make up Business Roundtable — a business lobbying group that often pushes conservative views, including Social Security cuts — have ave

    Social Security 101

    Presentation | August 14, 2015 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Social Security is the bedrock of economic security for millions of children, as well as working and retired Americans. The Social Security system currently operates at a surplus, and with a few minor tweaks, will continue to do so now and far into the future. But we can improve on Social Security’s winning f

    Response to the 2014 Social Security Trustees’ Annual Report

    Fact Sheet | August 15, 2014 | By Gary Burris

    Every year, the Social Security Trustees are required by law to project the program’s finances 75 years into the future. Recently, the Trustees released their 2014 report – and their intermediate projection confirms Social Security can easily continue to provide benefits as scheduled for nearly two decades. S

    Why Women Need Higher Social Security Benefits

    Fact Sheet | January 17, 2014 | By Maggie Humphreys

    Social Security is the largest source of income for senior women 29.3% of US households (27.3% in Washington) receive Social Security income 14% of single mothers receive Social Security  income Women tend to out-live men. Life expectancy for a 65 year old woman is 20.3 years in the U.S., 20.5 years in Washin

    Straight Facts on Social Security 2013

    Fact Sheet | May 31, 2013

    Social Security is far more than a retirement program Social Security is the bedrock of economic security for millions of children, workers and retired Americans. During recessions, Social Security benefits help stabilize communities everywhere. Social Security provides benefits to 57 million people each mont

    Keeping Social Security Strong

    Issue Brief | May 15, 2012 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Social Security is one of the great achievements of American democracy. It represents the best of our values – honoring our parents, respecting hard work, and supporting families. Social Security provides stable income to 56 million people in one in four American households – in both good economic times and b

    The Straight Facts on Social Security

    Fact Sheet | November 20, 2011

    Social Security is far more than a retirement program Social Security is the bedrock of economic security for millions of children, workers and retired Americans. During recessions, Social Security benefits help stabilize communities everywhere. Social Security provides benefits to 55 million people each mont

    Social Security 101

    Presentation | November 20, 2011 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Social Security is the bedrock of economic security for millions of children, as well as working and retired Americans. The Social Security system currently operates at a surplus, and with a few minor tweaks, will continue to do so now and far into the future. But we can improve on Social Security’s winning f

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