Sign the petition: Increase Social Security benefits now

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Dear 5849376,

Senator Elizabeth Warren just introduced a bill that would increase Social Security benefits in 2016 by 3.9 percent.

Even better, the benefit increase would be paid for by eliminating a tax break used by wealthy CEOs to avoid paying their fair share.

Our friends at Social Security Works are building support in Congress for Senator Warren's Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act. Please sign their petition urging Congress to increase Social Security Benefits, or read the email from Social Security Works below.

Thanks for everything you do.

- Josh



  Social Security Works  
     
   

Josh,

As you may have heard, there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries next year. Despite average annual benefits of just $14,375 and rising medical and housing costs, Social Security payments will remain flat.

CEO pay for the top 350 US Firms, meanwhile, saw their pay increase by 3.9% last year, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute. Why are we stretching thin seniors and people with disabilities while CEOs whose average pay is $16.3 million—much of it paid through a tax-free "performance pay" loophole—are making more than ever?

Thankfully, Social Security champion Senator Elizabeth Warren has just introduced a bill which will give a 3.9% raise to Social Security beneficiaries in 2016 – around $580 – and pay for it for by eliminating the CEO performance pay tax break.

Stand with Elizabeth Warren today and help build support for her important piece of legislation to support seniors, surviving spouses and people with disabilities.

At a time when more than half of households 55 and older have zero retirement savings, and when two-thirds of retirees depend on Social Security for the majority of their income, Senator Warren's legislation is critical to providing financial security to Social Security recipients in 2016.

Please, stand with Social Security Works and our friends at CREDO Action in supporting Elizabeth Warren's SAVE Benefits Act today!

It is time for Social Security beneficiaries to receive a raise and for the wealthiest Americans to start paying their fair share.

Thank you,

Michael Phelan
Social Security Works

   
     
 

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