The skyrocketing cost of college means that more and more families are co-signing big student loans to help their kids pay for school. And when those young people hit hard times, the federal government has taken to garnishing Social Security benefits earned by their parents and grandparents.
It used to be against the law to garnish Social Security benefits to pay back loans -- but today, over 150,000 Americans are having their Social Security benefits garnished to pay back student loans, chipping away at their fragile financial security.
We're fighting to restore the law that protects Social Security benefits from being garnished. Sign the petition right now and demand action!
Protect our seniors and END the government's ability to garnish Social Security benefits.
Note: This petition is sponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Ron Wyden, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, BlueOregon Action, Campaign for America's Future, People For the American Way, RootsAction, Social Security Works, and The Nation. By signing, you may receive emails from these sponsors updating you on the progress of this campaign and other important projects. (You may, of course, unsubscribe at any time.)