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Some politicians in Washington are working to end Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as we know them. They want to cut Social Security benefits and raise the retirement age. The House of Representatives recently passed a budget that would turn Medicare over to insurance companies and slash funding for Medicaid, the program that serves lower-income seniors, women, children and people with disabilities.

Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. It is a promise that must not be broken. If you pay in, then you earn the right to benefits. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why Virginia Organizing opposes any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. Virginia Organizing also opposes including Social Security in any deficit-reduction plan. Social Security does not contribute a penny to the deficit; it should not be cut to reduce the deficit.

Federal Budget Rules Could Bring Automatic Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Federal Budget Rules Could Bring Automatic Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Published by Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. — New budget rules proposed for Congress could bring deep, automatic cuts to benefit programs for seniors that had been exempt from ...

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Celebrating 81 Years of Social Security

Celebrating 81 Years of Social Security

Dear friends, August 14 was the 81st anniversary of Social Security, one of the most successful programs in our nation’s history. Social Security keeps millions of seniors, surviv ...

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Grassroots Groups Praise President Obama for Social Security Expansion Shift

Grassroots Groups Praise President Obama for Social Security Expansion Shift

President Obama’s declaration that Social Security should be expanded, and not cut, has been applauded with great enthusiasm by groups nationwide which work to protect Social Secu ...

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Don’t Fall Short on Social Security

Don’t Fall Short on Social Security

Published in the Roanoke Times. Sandra A. Cook is the Chairperson for Virginia Organizing, a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization. On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida M. Fuller became ...

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Social Security Means Nearly $20 Billion a Year for Virginians

Social Security Means Nearly $20 Billion a Year for Virginians

Originally posted by the Public News Service on August 29, 2014by Dan Heyman, Public News Service - VARICHMOND, Va. - At the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping Virgini ...

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New Paper Outlines Improvements to Social Security to Strengthen Economic Security of Women, Low-Income People, and Same-Sex Couples

New Paper Outlines Improvements to Social Security to Strengthen Economic Security of Women, Low-Income People, and Same-Sex Couples

(WASHINGTON)— Today, the Older Women’s Economic Security Taskforce (OWES) of the National Council of Women’s Organizations and the Center for Community Change re ...

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Vulnerable Families vs. Big Corporations: Who Wins?

Vulnerable Families vs. Big Corporations: Who Wins?

Congress’ August recess is over and our U.S. Representatives and Senators are finally back to work in Washington, D.C. This summer, they heard from you and many others ...

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Austerity is Dead

Austerity is Dead

More and more, people are starting to agree with what we have known all along—austerity measures (when we use a “cuts-only” approach to budgeting) are hurting ou ...

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Chapters Across the State Deliver Constituent Messages to U.S. Senate Offices

Chapters Across the State Deliver Constituent Messages to U.S. Senate Offices

 Virginia Organizing delivered hundreds of letters, postcards, and other messages from constituents to four of U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s state offices and U.S. Senator ...

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Andrea Jackson: Operation Social Security

Andrea Jackson: Operation Social Security

December 27, 2012By LaToya BrackettWatch Andrea tell her story by clicking here.Andrea Jackson joined the United States Army when she was 21 years old. She was deployed for Operat ...

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