Tell Hillary Clinton: Expand Social Security

Dear 5849376,

Momentum is on our side in the fight to expand Social Security.

But while two potential Democratic presidential candidates – Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley – have come out in support, Secretary Hillary Clinton's campaign stopped short of doing so in a recent interview.1

Our friends at Social Security Works are leading an important new effort to get all presidential Democratic candidates on the record in support of Social Security expansion.

Can you sign their urgent petition urging Hillary Clinton and all Democratic presidential candidates to support expanding Social Security? Click here to sign the petition now.

Thank you for fighting to expand Social Security.

- Josh

1. "Hillary Clinton Is Noncommittal On Social Security Expansion — For Now," Talking Points Memo, Talking Points Memo, April 16, 2015.


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Josh,

Have you felt the shift within the Democratic Party? Not long ago, in fact as recently as 2013, many Democrats including President Obama indicated a willingness to cut Social Security benefits. But things are changing quickly in Washington.

Just before Congress left on their holiday recess, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined forces with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to introduce a budget amendment to expand Social Security benefits for millions of Americans. And guess what? Social Security Expansion received support from 42 Senate Democrats. That's over 90% of the Democratic caucus!

Thanks to you, expanding and protecting Social Security is quickly becoming one of the hottest issues in the country and a mainstream Democratic plank. But what happens if the Democratic nominee for President doesn't embrace expansion?

It is time to get all Democratic presidential candidates on the record supporting expansion.

Call on all Democratic presidential candidates to make Social Security expansion a cornerstone of their campaign platforms.

We already know where Republican presidential candidates stand. Thanks to their votes opposing the Warren/Manchin amendment Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are all firmly opposed to expanding earned benefits and even favor cuts for millions of future retirees as well as children, veterans and disabled workers.

If Democrats want to win the White House in 2016 and take back Congress they must inspire the American people. They must demonstrate a sharp contrast to the right-wing ideology being offered by the Republican Party. And with 79% of likely voters – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – supporting Social Security expansion, Democrats have THE ISSUE to run on.

Tell all Democratic presidential candidates to rally the American people and stand with us in saying: Expand, don't cut Social Security!

We are in position to make Social Security expansion a driving issue in the next presidential election. Stand with us today!

Sincerely,
Michael Phelan
Social Security Works

   
     
 

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