Be a Citizen Supporter: Sign the Open Letter

This week, as the House and Senate began major budget negotiations, PCCC co-founder Adam Green spoke at a briefing at the U.S. Senate.

We announced that the PCCC, AFL-CIO, National Organization For Women, Latinos For a Secure Retirement, and over two dozen other progressive allies released an open letter with a clear message to Congress: Expand Social Security benefits, don't cut them.

Can you add your name as a citizen supporter of this letter, so congressional offices see the broad public support? Sign on the right.


We support increasing Social Security benefits. Therefore, in upcoming budget negotiations, a Grand Bargain that cuts Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits must be off the table.

Recent polls show that expanding Social Security benefits is overwhelmingly popular in states as diverse as Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, Iowa, and Hawaii.

In the future, separate from budget discussions, Congress should debate expanding Social Security.

Click here to read the full letter


Adam Green and Stephanie Taylor, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO

Terry O'Neill, NOW

Eva Dominguez, Latinos for a Secure Retirement

Anna Galland, Civic Action

Jim Dean, Democracy for America

Alex Lawson, Social Security Works

Becky Bond, CREDO Action

Edward F. Coyle, Alliance for Retired Americans

Cole Lestra, Progressives United

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

Roger Hickey, Campaign for America's Future

Fred Azcarate, USAction

Miles Rapoport, Demos

Dan Cantor, Working Families

Shane Larson, Communication Workers of America

Linda Sherry, Consumer Action

Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America

Angelo McClain, National Association of Social Workers

Paul Nathanson, National Senior Citizens Law Center

Don Kusler, Americans for Democratic Action

Matt Biggs, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers

Gordon Deane, National Association of Legal Service Workers

Rea Carey, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund

Michael Petit, Every Child Matters

Ryane Ridenour, Generational Alliance

Brian Lamberta, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network

Phuong Do, Southeast Asia Resource Center

Bobbie Brinegar, OWL: The Voices of Midlife and Older Women

Jan BenDor, Gray Panthers

Alexandra Bennewith, United Spinal Association

Connie Garner, United Cerebral Palsy

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