On Social Security’s 85th Anniversary, Survey Finds Nearly All Americans View Social Security as an Important Program
WASHINGTON— A new AARP survey, released in conjunction with Social Security’s 85th anniversary, confirms that Americans highly value Social Security, and even more so due to the pandemic. The vast majority of Americans – 93% of Republicans, 99% of Democrats, and 92% of Independents – see Social Security as an important government program, and 56% believe it is even more important for retirees in light of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent yesterday to President Trump, AARP asked him to explain his plan to replace Social Security funding.
Caregiving crises can erupt with a phone call. For me it happened on a glorious sunny morning in the summer of 2008 with a ring from my sister. Within hours of hearing that Mom’s caregiver needed to be fired, panic and fear enveloped me because we realized Mom would soon have to leave home.
According to NPR, "The coronavirus pandemic triggered the sharpest economic contraction in modern American history, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, July 30, 2020.
In July 2015, I was waiting in the Oregon Governor’s ceremonial office with more than 50 other advocates. It was a beautiful day and hot even inside the massive stone capitol building with its stately staircases and wood-paneled walls. In breezed petite Oregon Governor Kate Brown with her chestnut bobbed haircut and the pearl necklace she frequently wears for special events. She sat at the ceremonial desk and signed legislation into law to create OregonSaves – the first-in-the-nation, state-based IRA program.
Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible.
US Senator Heller and Representative Dina Titus are the recipients of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for their significant achievements during the 114 th Congress. Senator Heller and Congresswoman Titus received their awards for creating safe access to transportation options with their reintroduction of the Safe Streets Act, which ensures that streets and intersections are designed with adequate pedestrian safeguards in mind. The bill became law as a provision in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act ( FAST) Act. “The work Senator Heller and Representative Titus have done to ensure we can all walk, drive and ride safely will have tangible benefits for people of all ages, said Maria Dent, State Director of AARP Nevada. "Whether you’re a new parent with a baby in a stroller, a senior walking to the neighborhood store, or anyone using our public streets, this bipartisan work will pay dividends and make us safer for generations to come.”
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