Early this week, Lee Graczyk, director of Mature Voices, was invited to speak at a press conference held by Representative Keith Ellison regarding Social Security’s impact on Minnesotans. Read the report about how Social Security works for Minnesotans.
October 20th, 2013
Mike Casca (202) 225-4755
Rep. Ellison to Hold Press Conference on Social Security’s Impact in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) will hold a press conference on Monday, October 21 to release a study from Social Security Works on Social Security’s impact on the lives of working families in Minnesota. The study, which found that Social Security lifted 327,000 Minnesotans out of poverty in 2012, was created as part of a yearly national survey conducted by Social Security Works.
As the budget conferees meet in Washington to decide the nation’s spending priorities, 1 in 6 Minnesotans put food on the table, pay their bills and take care of their loved ones with the help of the Social Security benefits they’ve earned. Without Social Security, the elderly poverty rate in the state would increase from 6.9% to 45.2. If Congress were to move to the so-called “chained-CPI” to calculate inflation for Social Security checks, a 65 year-old woman in Minnesota would see an immediate cut of $522 a year, adding up to $22,245 by the time she’s 95.
WHAT: Press Conference on Social Security’s Impact in Minnesota
WHO: Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Lee Graczyk, CEO, Mature Voices MN
WHEN: Monday, October 21st, 2013, 2-3pm Central Standard Time
WHERE: Calvary Center, 7600 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN