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Women and Retirement Security Blog Roundup

Despite decades of social and economic gains, older American women are still twice as likely as elderly men to be living near or below the federal poverty line. Two-thirds of American women older than 65 have no retirement income other than Social Security and the average monthly Social Security benefit for women is around $1,000. 

Many factors contribute to this disparity, but unequal pay, retirement plan access, family obligations, and financial literacy are the main causes.

Addressing America's looming retirement security crisis is a social and economic imperative for women and all working Americans.

This Women’s History Month, SEIU’s Retirement Security for All campaign is joining with other organizations to explore how we can make the American Dream of delivering retirement security to more working women a reality. You’re invited to talk about what this means for your organization, members or community through text, photos, video, reports, policy and personal stories.

SEIU’s Retirement Security for All campaign will collect, publish and promote links to the blog posts throughout March.

Submit your posts to Courtney-Rose Dantus ( by Monday, March 17 for inclusion.


-The blog author’s name and email contact.

-The link to your blog post

-Your Twitter handle and Facebook page (if applicable).

 @SEIU and @SEIURSA will post all of the blogs on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag,#WomenRetirement.

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