Keep Social Security Offices Open


Resolution 14-07.17


WHEREAS, the Social Security Administration, through its Vision 2025 program, is considering closing or consolidating hundreds of its field offices in favor of providing services almost exclusively through its website; and

WHEREAS, the SSA employs 28,000 people in 1,200 field offices nationwide, helping 180,000 people per day with tasks as simple as replacing a lost Social Security card to complicated retirement, disability, survivor, Medicare, and SSI claims; and

WHEREAS, senior, disabled, low-income, and non-English speaking Americans have a much lower rate of access to and familiarity with the Internet than the country as a whole;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports the modernization of SSA service delivery while maintaining the important services of community SSA field offices; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party calls upon Congress to impose a moratorium on field office closures or consolidations until a process is in place to minimize the impact to the communities, beneficiaries, employees and taxpayers.


Sponsored by LACDP and CDP Senior Caucus



Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Hotel, Oakland
July 13, 2014





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