Social Security – September, 1984

WHEREAS, 91% of older women receive Social Security payments; and

WHEREAS, women receive approximately 62% of the dollars men receive at the time of retirement and beyond; and

WHEREAS, the age for receipt of Social Security benefits will be raised from age 65 starting in the year 1100; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reports that nearly all the poor of this country will he women and children by the year 1100;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Organization for Women work to implement the earnings sharing concept to Social Security allowing all women to live with adequate income above the poverty level during their retirement years;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that one half the earning credit for all families be paid out equally and automatically to each partner;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Organization for Women shall work to implement this policy with adequate funding in order to educate the public, NOW members and members of Congress concerning the drastic needs of women as they reach the retirement years.

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