Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva is serving as honorary host at a Capitol Hill briefing this Wednesday on his forthcoming Supplementary Security Income Restoration Act, which restores the Supplementary Security Income (SSI) program to its original intent. Approximately 8 million Americans currently receive SSI benefits, many of whom live with disabilities.
The event will explain how SSI has been eroded over the years, highlight the people the program has always been meant to help, and explain how Rep. Grijalva’s bill will make millions of Americans more economically secure. The event is being organized in coordination with the National Senior Citizens Law Center and will feature speakers from the Center for American Progress, the National Hispanic Council on Aging and other groups.
Register at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=55tdqcdab&oeidk=a07e71s0voo389f08a1. For more information contact Scott Parkin at the NSCLC at (202) 683-1996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Honorary Host
Paul Nathanson, NSCLC
Gerald McIntyre, NSCLC
Dr. Yanira Cruz, National Hispanic Council on Aging
Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
T.J. Sutcliffe, The Arc
Zoe Paolantonio, Whitman-Walker Health’s Max Robinson Center
When: 2:00 p.m. onWed., April 17
Where: Cannon House Office Building Room 121