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Eleanor’s Hope2022-05-10T00:08:22-04:00

Eleanor Roosevelt was a key figure in several of the most important social reform movements of the twentieth century: the Progressive movement, the New Deal, and the Women’s Movement. We believe that if she were alive today, Eleanor would be leading efforts to achieve parity in Social Security benefits, along with fighting for income equality, and caregiver credits in Social Security for women who leave the workforce to raise a family or care for their aging relatives. “Eleanor’s Hope” focuses on communicating, educating and advocating on these and other critical women’s issues. Read More…About Eleanor’s Hope

A Conversation about Women’s Retirement Inequities

with NCPSSM Policy Advisor Maria Freese

“We are still confronting what we refer to as ‘mommy channels,’ where women are steered into jobs with less pay, little job security, and few benefits such as health care coverage or access to retirement plans.”

Legislation

The Women’s Retirement Protection Act

This bill takes important steps toward closing the retirement income gap that leaves women reaching retirement age with significantly fewer resources than men.

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The Pay Gap: Financial Struggles of Two Maine Women Show Legacy of Undervalued Work

Women who fall behind in earnings and benefits often find themselves in dire straits when they’re older, with annual retirement incomes lagging $5,000 behind older men.

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Women More Likely Than Men to Not Have a Retirement Savings

Marriage, divorce, widowhood, and any change in marital status can have lasting impacts on finances and savings.

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Based on today’s wage gap, women would lose $406,280 over the course of a 40-year career. For Latinas the career losses mount to $1,163,920, and for Black women the losses are $964,400

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