About Us


The mission of Social Security Works is to,

  • Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations
  • Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security
  • Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice

Funding for Social Security Works comes from donations from the public, and grants from foundations including the Open Society Foundations, the Retirement Research Foundation, CREDO, and the Civic Participation Action Fund. Social Security Works was founded with a generous grant from Atlantic Philanthropies.

For media inquiries, email our Communications Director, Linda Benesch, at [email protected]


Nancy Altman – President (bio)

Alex Lawson – Executive Director (bio)

Jon “Bowzer” Bauman – President of Social Security Works PAC (bio)

Michael Phelan – Deputy Director

Jasmine Jefferson – Legislative Director

Linda Benesch – Communications Director

Paige Kelly – Digital Associate

Alex Abbott – Policy and Research Specialist

Bradley Herring – Livestreaming Manager and Videographer

Board of Directors

For more information about our Board of Directors, click here.


You can also learn more about our work by visiting the coalition website at www.strengthensocialsecurity.org.