August 13, 2021
Alliance Says “Expand, Don’t Cut” Social Security as Anniversary Approaches
With Social Security’s 86th anniversary coming up tomorrow — Saturday, August 14 — the Arizona Alliance continued the summer celebrations of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on Thursday. This year the Arizona chapter’s event featured the virtual presentation of the 2021 Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva Champion of Social Security Award to retired teacher and education activist Barbara Matteson. Rep. Grijalva joined the event to bestow the honor that is named for him.
“Half of all seniors rely on Social Security for at least 50 percent of their income,” said Executive Director Fiesta, who also joined the event from Washington, DC. “We should build on its success by expanding it, so that current and future retirees can retire with dignity. We must fight any attempts, such as the TRUST Act, that would pave the way to cut it.”
The Texas and South Carolina Alliance chapters also celebrated Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid’s birthdays yesterday and today, respectively.