Actions

Activists protest closure of Social Security office

Posted: 5:38 PM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 21:45:49Z

Activists, advocates, and retirees held a rally opposing the planned closure of north Baltimore's Social Security office Tuesday at the Rotunda Mall.

The office is scheduled to close Friday, June 22. 

Activists from the American Federation of Government Employees, Social Security Works, The Alliance for Retired Americans and other local organizations showed their support and spoke at the rally. 

According to Social Security Works, the Social Security Administration secured a funding increase in the recent congressional spending bill, meaning it should be opening new offices not closing them. 

"10,000 people turn 65 every day. 10,000 more people are added to the rolls every day. We shouldn't be closing offices, we should be opening offices. We should be expanding Social Security and Medicare, said Max Richtman, the President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

A poll from Socialsecurityworks.org shows that 84% of Americans oppose office closures.