|Tell Your Representative in Congress:“I urge you to pass the Raise the Wage Act to directly or indirectly lift the wages of nearly 40 million working people―27 percent of the wage-earning workforce. When you do, you not only help workers; you strengthen Social Security!”ADD YOUR VOICErichard,Income inequality is growing in America. In recent years, over 99% of all new income has gone to the top 1%. This unequal growth in wages is responsible for one-third of Social Security’s projected long-term funding shortfall―eating away at the finances upholding our Social Security system. Because of the $132,900 cap on payroll contributions, a CEO who goes from making $10 million a year to $20 million (while not giving his workers a raise) doesn’t pay a single penny more into Social Security.You and I know that all it really takes to extend the lifespan of the Social Security Trust Fund is to demand the wealthy start paying their fair share of taxes. However, there’s more that we can do.Join Social Security Works and our partners in calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Click here to write to your U.S. Representative and tell them that raising the minimum wage not only helps workers; it strengthens Social Security!According to research by the Economic Policy Institute, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would directly or indirectly lift the wages of nearly 40 million working people―27% of the wage-earning workforce. This will generate $120 billion in additional income for families who need it most, including 23 million women and 5 million single parents. And they would be making Social Security contributions on that additional income, strengthening both the trust fund and their own future retirement security.Click here to tell Congress: when you raise the minimum wage you lift families out of poverty and strengthen Social Security.Together, we’re fighting to address income inequality and the retirement security crisis so that no one retires into poverty.Thank you,Michael Phelan|
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