Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

1 in 5 African-American and Hispanic seniors live below the federal poverty line.

In 2009, the poverty rate for African Americans and Hispanics age 65 and older was 19.5 percent and 18.3 percent respectively, compared to 7.5 percent for older whites. The federal poverty threshold is very low – $10,326 for single persons 65 years and older in 2009 – well below what many experts view as necessary to meet basic needs.

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by Ed Mendel, Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA), April 04, 2012

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by Dave Bernard, U. S. News & World Report, October 21, 2011

Retirement at risk

by Eric Ruth, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), September 25, 2011