Help women retire with dignity

Join the tweet chat SEIU is hosting with NWLC today from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST.
If you have questions you’d like to submit or want to join the conversation, use the hashtag #WomenRetirement.

Did you know?  Despite decades of social and economic gains, older American women are still twice as likely as elderly men to be living near or below the federal poverty line. Two-thirds of American women older than 65 have no retirement income other than Social Security and the average monthly Social Security benefit for women is around $1,000.

Many factors contribute to this disparity, but unequal pay, unequal retirement plan access, and unequal family obligations keep women at the leading edge of America’s retirement crisis. But facts and figures just don’t communicate our message, they don’t help voters or lawmakers feel the crisis.

This Women’s History Month, SEIU’s Retirement Security for All campaign is joining with other organizations to explore how we can better describe the problems, and make the American Dream of delivering retirement security to more working women a reality.

And we need you.

You’re invited to talk about what this means for you, your family, or community through photos, video, reports, policy and personal stories. SEIU’s Retirement Security for All campaign will collect, publish and promote links to the stories and images throughout the month of March.

Submit your stories, photos, or videos to Karim.Olaechea@seiu521.org or here no later than Thursday, March 20.

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