April 22, 2013
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare will join the National Council on Aging and the National Hispanic Council on Aging in a media teleconference to discuss immigration reform and its impact on programs serving seniors and people with disabilities. The National Committee will release its new analysis of immigration reform and Social Security on Wednesday.
“Comprehensive immigration reform is not a threat to Social Security. In fact, earlier comprehensive reform proposals moderately strengthened Social Security’s financing, and the bills under consideration today should do the same. By bringing undocumented workers out of the shadows of our economy and into its mainstream, immigration reform has the potential to strengthen Social Security and accelerate overall economic growth.” …Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO
The National Council on Aging and the National Hispanic Council on Aging have also examined immigration reform’s impact on vital programs in their policy brief, “Immigration Reform: Key Issues for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.”, and will provide their findings in Wednesday’s teleconference.
Immigration Reform Media Teleconference
Wednesday, April 24
10:00a – 10:30a
Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO
James Firman, NCAO President/CEO
Dr. Yanira Cruz, NHCoA President
The National Committee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acts in the interests of its membership through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The work of the National Committee is directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.
Media Inquiries to:
Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123
Kim Wright 202-216-8414