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The mission of Social Security Works is to,

  • Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations
  • Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security
  • Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice

Funding for Social Security Works comes from donations from the public and through a grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Social Security Works is guided by our Co-founders Eric Kingson and Nancy Altman (bios).

Alex Lawson- Executive Director

Michael Phelan- Deputy Director

Ben Veghte- Research Director (bio)

Molly Checksfield- Legislative Director

Lacy Crawford- Communications Director

Linda Benesch- Legislative and Policy Associate

Stephanie Connolly- Legislative and Policy Associate

You can also learn more about our work by visiting the coalition website at


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