Urge Senators Cantwell, Murray to sign on to Social Security 2100 Act

The Social Security 2100 Act would be a huge step toward a secure retirement for all — but Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell have yet to sign on. Please urge both of Washington’s senators to support Senate Bill 269, which will:

  • Ensure Social Security pays full benefits for the remainder of this century.
  • Expand Social Security’s modest benefits for the 63 million Americans receiving them now, and all future beneficiaries.
  • Switch to a more accurate cost of living adjustment to reflect the costs faced by seniors.
  • Require the wealthy to pay a fairer share of their income toward Social Security than they presently do

See below for contact information and sample text for your message — thank you!

Senator Patty Murray
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Email: https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme/

Senator Maria Cantwell:
Phone: (202) 224-3441
Email: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email/form

SAMPLE TEXT — PLEASE EDIT, A UNIQUE MESSAGE HAS MORE IMPACT!

Dear Senator:

I urge you to sign on to the Social Security 2100 Act (S.269). Social Security is more than a safety net. It improves economic security, stability and growth for me and all of your constituents in Washington.

Social Security provides income for 30 percent of the Washington’s households. More than 1.3 million state residents (18 percent of Washington’s population) receive Social Security benefits. Average retirement benefits are just $1,490/month, and kept an estimated 317,000 Washingtonians age 65 or older out of in poverty in 2018. Social Security is also the primary insurance protection for 95 percent of Washington’s 1.8+ million children and families in the event a parent or spouse were to die or be disabled.

Social Security significantly boosts Washington’s economy. In 2018, benefits an estimated $42.3 billion in economic activity, more than 268,000 jobs and nearly $2.2 billion in state and local tax revenue. In December of 2018 alone, more than $1.9 billion in Social Security benefits went directly to local economies – from populous King County ($450 million to 295,000 people) to rural Garfield County ($889,000 to 665 people).[10]

Half of Americans not yet retired have yet to put away more than $10,000 towards their future retirement. If nothing is done now to fix Social Security, millions will be impacted — including me and my family. Cutting benefits is not the answer. We need to expand and improve Social Security.

I urge you to sign on in support of S.269, the Social Security 2100 Act. This is not just important to me now, but to ensure my children and grandchildren will have Social Security when they need it.

Sincerely,

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