Over the past few weeks, Council 400 members have been busy pushing for Congress to take action on Congressman John Larson’s Social Security 2100 Act (H.R. 860).
MEMBERS MEETING WITH CONGRESSMAN JOE COURTNEY AT THE LEBANON SENIOR CENTER
MEMBERS MEETING WITH CONGRESSMAN JOHN LARSON AT THE CSEA UNION HALL
As it stands currently, Social Security is scheduled to fall by 25% after 2034 if immediate action isn’t taken—and many elected officials would like to see that happen.
Social Security 2100 Act would have four major benefits:
- Gradual benefits increase of about 2% (the typical retiree would see an annual increase of about $300)
- Fair and reasonable COLA (a truer reflection of the actual cost-of-living increase retirees face each year)
- Tax cuts for 11 million working seniors
- A requirement for the millionaires and billions to pay their fair share of Social Security (over time, the cap on Social Security payroll taxes would be eliminated)
Council 400 met with both Congressman John Larson and Joe Courtney to discuss this important initiative and to hear about their legislative agendas. Members have also sent over 300 letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to bring the bill to the Floor for a vote.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR, STU MAHLER, HOLDS A HANDFUL OF LETTERS TO BE SENT TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI
If you haven’t yet sent a letter to the Speaker, please use THIS TEMPLATE to let your voice be heard. Letters can be sent to:
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
United States Capitol
Washington, DC 20515