Leading Latino Organizations Celebrate Birthday of SSI & Call for Program to be Updated and Strengthened
WASHINGTON DC – The Latinos for a Secure Retirement coalition (LSR) has joined the National Senior Citizen Law Center (NSCLC) to call for needed updates to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. SSI was signed into law 40 years ago on Oct. 30 th, 1972 by President Richard Nixon to provide subsistence-level income to low income people over the age of 65 or with severe disabilities.
“Low income Latino seniors and disabled depend on SSI,” said Hector Sanchez, chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) and Executive Director for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). “Next week Latinos will vote in record numbers and we need to ensure our leaders are committed to programs like SSI that help our most vulnerable.”
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