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2024 Winter Toolkit

2024 Winter Legislative Toolkit Our legislative toolkit has all of the things you'll need to mobilize for change on key retirement security issues this winter. These resources include issue position papers and fact sheets, sample letters to the editor, event guides, and digit... Read more

2024 Winter Toolkit Tips

How to Use this Toolkit This overview will help you get started with your mobilization efforts this winter. It provides detailed descriptions of the various sections and materials in the rest of the toolkit. Read more  ... Read more

2024 Winter Toolkit Fact Sheets and Position Papers

Position Papers and Fact Sheets We included copies of our Social Security and Medicare Figures, Debt Commission Legislation, and Inflation Reduction Act and Prescription Drug Prices fact sheets in the winter toolkit. Read more... Read more

2024 Winter Toolkit Lobbying Materials

Lobbying Materials We included a presentation, a legislative calendar, a Retiree Hero/Zero event planning guide, a lobby visit guide and talking points, sample letters to the editor, and a storytelling worksheet to support your mobilization efforts. Read more... Read more

Tell Congress to Oppose Fiscal Commission Legislation

Social Security and Medicare could be on the chopping block if we don’t act now. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) in the House and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) in the Senate have introduced bills to create a “fiscal commission.” T... Read more

Position Paper: Debt Commission Legislation Fast Tracks Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare have been the foundation of retirement security for generations of Americans, providing income and health care to millions. Americans earn these benefits, contributing to them with every paycheck. On January 18, 2024 the House Budget Committee pass... Read more

House Budget Committee Advances “Fiscal Commission” Legislation

On Thursday, the House Budget Committee approved three pieces of legislation that pave the way for cuts to Social Security and Medicare: the Fiscal Commission Act (H.R. 5779), the Fiscal State of the Nation Act (H.R. 6952), and the Debt-to-GDP Transparency and Stabilization Act (... Read more

Tell Congress to Expand Social Security

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KFF Health News: America’s Health System Isn’t Ready for the Surge of Seniors With Disabilities

The number of older adults with disabilities — difficulty with walking, seeing, hearing, memory, cognition, or performing daily tasks such as bathing or using the bathroom — will soar in the decades ahead, as baby boomers enter their 70s, 80s, and 90s. But the health care ... Read more