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Thursday, January 27

Social Security, Poverty and Women

Today OWL released a statement urging Representative Bill Thomas to rethink his comment made earlier in the week suggesting that Social Security benefits should differ for women and men because women live longer.

We need to send Rep. Thomas, who happens to be Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee (the committee any Social Security legislation must pass through to get to the House floor), the message that adjusting women's Social Security benefits based on gender will
cause the number of older women in poverty to increase dramatically.

Please pass this message on to your friends and family. We need to let Rep. Thomas know that older women need a lifelong, inflation adjusted, progressive Social Security benefit- not penalties because we live longer!

To contact Representative Bill Thomas:
Give him a call and tell him what you think-202-225-2915
OR send him a fax-202-225-8798
OR send him an email

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