Social Security Works

The mission of Social Security Works is to protect and improve the economic status of disadvantaged and at-risk populations, and, in so doing, to promote social justice for current and future generations of children as well as young, middle-aged and older adults. Our primary goals for the next round of Social Security legislation are that it,

  • Protects and improves the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations
  • Safeguards the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security
  • Maintains Social Security as a vehicle of social justice

Social Security Works convened a group of organizations to address threats to the well-being of Social Security by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and others.

In June, 2010, this group formalized to become the Strengthen Social Security coalition.

Core staffing of the Strengthen Social Security coalition is provided by Social Security Works, which is funded primarily by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Social Security Works is guided by our Co-founders Eric Kingson and Nancy Altman (bios)

Alex Lawson is the Executive Director of Social Security Works.

Meet the rest of our staff here