The Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) coalition was launched in 2011 to serve as a voice for the Latino American community in the fight to defend Social Security as new threats emerge against the 75 year-old program. LSR’s mission includes strengthening Medicare, increasing pension access and financial literacy, ensuring Latino seniors get equal access to Older American Act services, and working to ensure more Latinos are in key policy and advocacy positions in these areas.
HISPANIC AMERICAN RETIREMENT CRISIS
According to a recent report, 69% of Hispanic workers are not saving through a workplace retirement plan.
Abigail Zapote of Latinos for a Secure Retirement discusses tools and resources available to increase the economic outlook and financial independence of America’s Hispanic community.
The LSR coalition brings together some of the strongest and most prominent advocates for Latinos in the country including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), The Hispanic Federation, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), MANA- A National Latina Organization, SER- Jobs for Progress National, Inc., the Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly, the American GI Forum and the National Association for Hispanic Elderly.