The CBTU Retiree Committee is a group of senior
advocates who act as the conscience of the senior movement from a black
and minority perspective.
(412) 241-4766 /ofc: (412) 371-6784/fax
(202) 526-4869/res.; (202) 832-0892/fax
Geraldine Cross Bennet (Baltimore)
Treasurer James Jackson (New Jersey)
Guarantee the integrity of the Social Security program by denying the
right to use the Social Security Trust funds for any other purpose.
Oppose raising the age requirement for social security, because it is
unfair to African Americans and other minorities.
Use the social security surplus to preserve the Social Security Trust
Oppose any form of privatizing social security, but fight for raising
the earning cap.
Push for a strong patients bill of rights law.
Expose the culturally biased age decisions of social security, Medicare,
managed care and congressional officials, because they are based on
information from mostly middle class, European-American healthy males.
your U.S. senator or House representative at (202) 225-3131, and urge
them to protect older workers in the new cash balance pension plans.
Urge your members of Congress to act now to prevent drastic cuts in
affordable housing for seniors and low income families.
Urge support for Clinton/Gore Medicare plan, which includes the new
prescription drug benefit.
Urge support for Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D-Mass.) bill S.731 the Prescription
Drug Fairness for Seniors Act.
Call your lawmakers in Congress (202) 225-3131, and urge them to vote
for reauthorization of the Older Americans' Act, which has been languishing
in Congress since 1995.
Retiree Committee members serve as officers, board members, directors
and advisors to many local, national and international organizations.
Simons and Brother Montgomery serve as members of the senior advisory
committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Hildred Drew Dale, assistant secretary of the CBTU Retiree Committee,
serves on the General Policy Board of the National Council of Senior
Sister Mae Dickinson is a member of the Indiana State legislature.
Montgomery attended a conference in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1999, where he
was a consultant on establishing social security systems on the Sub-Sahara
Many CBTU retiree committee members serve on the National Policy Committee
of the NCSC and on the regional, state and local boards.