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FW: TUESDAY: Call with Rep. Lowey

Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:20:59 -0400
From: michael.phelan@socialsecurityworks.org
To: angusfarms@hotmail.com
Subject: TUESDAY: Call with Rep. Lowey

  Social Security Works  
Dear Melissa,

Jeannie Brown of Bozeman, Montana, left her job and put her retirement at risk so she could adopt her granddaughter Lena, who lives with serious disabilities. Her caregiver story is one of thousands we hear about every day. Caregivers like Jeannie should not have to sacrifice dignity in their own retirement to take care of family – be it a grandchild facing challenges or an elderly parent.

Right now, our Social Security system doesn't recognize the work of caregivers like Jeannie. Thankfully, there are solutions -- we can expand our Social Security system so that it accounts for some of the time caregivers spend outside of the paid workforce.

On July 8, join Social Security Works and our partners for a tele-town hall with Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) to talk about legislation in Congress that would do just that. Sign up here to participate!

Rep. Lowey's soon-to-be released caregiver credit bill would provide an earnings credit within the Social Security benefit calculation, thereby increasing retirement income for those who have had to reduce their earnings in order to care for loved ones. Since most caregivers are women, we see it as a key opportunity to expand both women's economic security AND Social Security.

We are long overdue in recognizing the mostly female caregivers for the time, energy and effort required to care for loved ones outside the formal workforce. Everyone who does the essential work of caregiving should be compensated in a way that makes the future brighter for our kids, more accommodating for our elders and more secure for our families.

Learn more about the issue by joining Rep. Lowey and advocates from around the country on a tele-town hall July 8. Sign up today!


Michael Phelan
Social Security Works


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