THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
PROMOTES FIVE STEPS TO FINANCIAL SECURITY
In April, (Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) invited Americans to celebrate the first National Social Security Month by learning more about the agency’s protections and developing a financial plan that includes Social Security.
Social Security keeps roughly one-third of older African Americans and Hispanics and 20 percent of older Asians out of poverty. One-third of older African Americans and Hispanics in families receiving Social Security depend on it for more than 90 percent of their family income.1
The National Social Security Month campaign highlighted five steps that help promote financial security:
- Get to know your Social Security
- Verify your lifetime earnings with a my Social Security account
- Estimate your Social Security benefits at my Social Security
- Apply online for retirement, disability, or Medicare benefits, and
- Manage your Social Security benefits.
To learn more about retirement planning and the SSA programs and services available to help secure your today and tomorrow, visit www.ssa.gov.
1AARP Public Policy Institute: Social Security: “A Key Retirement Income Source for Older Minorities”
WASHINGTON, DC – Friday, September 18, 2020 – The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) went on the offensive today, hosting a virtual town hall devoted to protecting and securing the voting rights of African Americans and other people of color during its 43rd Annual Symposium. Moderated by Heather McGhee, Board Chair, The Color of Change, a panel of prominent political activists and observers – including Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President, Repairers of the Breach and Co-chair, Poor People’s Campaign; Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, anthropologist, educator and Board Chair of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., an esteemed author, commentator and Chairman of Princeton University’s Department of African-American Studies, and Aisha C. Mills, a nationally renowned political strategist and social impact advisor – discussed strategies for combatting voter suppression, registering and engaging African-American voters, and ensuring that they have the opportunity to make their voices heard.
Supported by a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. on Jan. 31 will launch its national COVID-19 Public Health Education Social Media Campaign to narrow the gap of those impacted by the pandemic in the African American community. “I Am The Change: Addressing COVID-19 Here And Now!” targets members of BWA’s 24 National Collaborating Organizations, representing more than three million Black women in the U.S.
The Black Women’s Agenda endorses federal, state and local government public health warnings prescribed to mitigate the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS~CoV-2) (formerly called HCoV-19 and commonly called COVID-19).
The assertion that coronavirus only threatens older people has been debunked. While data is rapidly being compiled, COVID-19 is trending across all age demographics because of the potentially high transmission from virus shed in asymptomatic patients and the ability for the virus to remain infectious in the air for hours and on surfaces such as plastic and steel for days.