Social Security Campaign
LCLAA promotes the well-being and economic security of Latino working families. When it comes to retirement security, Latinos have much to lose. Latino retirees rely on Social Security as a principal source of income and those still in the workforce lack employment-based pensions or other financial recourse to prepare them for retirement. Without Social Security benefits the poverty rate among Latino elderly would triple.
For decades, LCLAA has been at the forefront of the fight to protect Social Security from attacks that have threatened to make deep benefit cuts, raise the retirement age and deny seniors a full cost of living increase. Our efforts took a more structural approach in 2005 as one of the founding organizations of Latinos for a Secure Retirement. LCLAA welcomes this opportunity to continue to enhance our efforts to defend the economic security of Latino seniors and raise awareness about misguided proposals to reform Social Security and other social protections.
With our coalition, we strive to make Social Security fully solvent for the next 75 years and beyond. We plan to achieve this without cutting already modest benefits or increasing the retirement age and by increasing benefits for long service low wage workers and for college students who are children of deceased or disabled parents.