Membership Meeting Stories

November 26, 2018

2018 Resolutions

Below are the resolutions that were voted on during our 2018 National Membership Meeting. To see all the resolutions that the Alliance has adopted, you can visit our resolutions page.

Improving Social Security Benefits Supports a Social Security expansion bill that improves solvency, implements the use of Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers (CPI-E) to calculate cost-of living-adjustments (COLA), and scraps the cap on earnings subject to Social Security

Social Security Field Office Closings and Service Cuts Supports legislation that puts a moratorium on field office closings and SSA cuts, sets the funding for administrative expenses at 1.5 percent of benefits, and expands resources and staffing for field offices

Medicare for All Advocates for Medicare for All and supports taking steps to implement a single-payer health care system that provides universal coverage

Medicare Prescription Drug Negotiations Urges Congress to repeal the prohibition of Medicare negotiating prescription drug prices and to require the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies

Income Inequality Opposes reductions in tax rates for the wealthiest Americans and corporations and urges Congress to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

The Right to Vote Supports reducing burdens like ID requirements that make it hard to vote, and calls for the expansion of early voting, vote-by-mail,  same day voter registration, the availability of ballots for disabled and visually impaired Americans, and absentee voting

Opposing the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision Opposes the GPO and WEP provisions of the Social Security Act and supports legislation to repeal them

Accessibility and Infrastructure Reaffirms support for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and adopts universal design as a guiding principle for the Alliance

Pension and Retirement Savings Protections Urges Congress to develop and adopt legislation that is in line with the Butch Lewis Act and fully fund the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation

Furtherance of Racial Justice and Human Equality Supports forming a working racial and social justice group with support from the AFL-CIO and other allies from the community

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