Sign the petition

The petition reads:

“Wish Social Security a happy 78th birthday by supporting efforts to expand benefits, not cut them, and to scrap the cap on funding Social Security, making billionaires pay the same rate as the rest of us.

In the Senate, sponsor the Harkin/Begich/Schatz bill S.567, and in the House, sponsor the House companion bill led by Rep. Linda Sanchez.”


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Complete the following to sign. (You’ll also receive updates from The Other 98% and Social Security Works.)


Happy Birthday, Social Security – Now Let’s Finally Give You A Raise

This Wednesday, August 14th, Social Security will celebrate 78 years of never missing a single payment and helping millions of Americans live with dignity and honor. This birthday, we have a unique opportunity to give Social Security a real raise for it’s birthday, expanding benefits and paying for it by ensuring billionaires pay the same rate as the rest of us.

That’s why we’re working with Social Security Works to help you tell your Member of Congress that you stand for expanding Social Security benefits at a time of great need, and scrapping the cap on Social Security funding.

In other words, sign our birthday card alongside thousands of others:


The American people know that our Social Security system works, and during the economic collapse of 2008 they saw that while their home equity, 401k’s and savings were devastated, Social Security was the one source of retirement security that people could rely on.

With so much uncertainty about the future, Seniors are relying more than ever on our earned Social Security benefits. That’s why now is the time to build upon the one retirement security system that we know we can count on.