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

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

 

 

 

 

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