Obama’s Call to Strengthen Social Security Is Key for Ethnic Elders

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama spoke about the need to strengthen the Social Security program to safeguard it for future generations. To do this, we need to modernize Social Security.

As I argued in a recent report I wrote for the Center for American Progress, modernization can protect promised benefits for the majority of beneficiaries, improve benefits for those who rely on Social Security the most and make sure we can pay for those benefits for generations to come. Communities of color would be particular beneficiaries of such a modernization.

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The above excerpt was originally published in New America Media .