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July 12, 2016
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-200

Join us for a briefing on “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Kids Out of Poverty.”

The report, to be released at the event, reveals how Social Security benefits millions more children than previously understood, especially skyrocketing numbers of kids who live in households with extended family members. The event will also address what this trend means for the future of this truly intergenerational program and the families it serves.

The briefing will deepen our understanding of why Social Security is one of our nation’s most effective programs to reduce and prevent poverty among seniors, the disabled, surviving dependents of deceased workers, and children; why it is a vital and underappreciated tool for fighting and preventing child poverty specifically; and why strengthening it is one of the best ways America can promote economic security for all.

Introductory remarks:

  • Dr. Carroll Estes, Professor Emerita, University of California-San Francisco School of Nursing

Keynote speakers:

  • Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee (invited)


  • Nancy Altman, Co-founder, Social Security Works
  • Peter Arno, Senior Fellow, Political Economy Research Institute, U. Mass-Amherst
  • Donna Butts, Executive Director, Generations United
  • Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, AARP
  • Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions