Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Attorney General Kamala Harris’ (D. CA) U.S. Senate campaign:
Today, Kamala Harris (D-CA) is making big national news -- uniting with other top Democratic U.S. Senate candidates across the country in a call to expand Social Security benefits, not cut them.
Unlike in 2014, the 2016 Democratic ticket is united around making sure voters see Democrats supporting big, bold, progressive ideas like expanding Social Security benefits -- ideas that will motivate voters this November.
The PCCC is proud to stand with Kamala Harris on expanding Social Security.
Thank Kamala Harris on Twitter for her leadership. And, share this "thank you" post on Facebook.
Today, Kamala Harris said:
"The debate in Washington around this issue is totally backwards. For millions of seniors, Social Security is the difference between getting by and living in poverty. Congress must protect and expand Social Security -- not cut benefits for seniors."
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has also called for expanding Social Security benefits, saying, "We should expand Social Security, not cut or privatize it." President Barack Obama endorsed expanding benefits for the first time in May.
Years of progressive activism led to this moment. With Hillary Clinton and Senate candidates campaigning on expanding Social Security benefits to keep up with the rising costs faced by our seniors, it's clear that the center of gravity has shifted in the Democratic Party in a more populist direction.
Thank Kamala Harris on Twitter for her leadership. And, thank her by sharing this post on Facebook.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Adam Green, PCCC co-founder
P.S. The PCCC is proud to stand with all of these Democratic Senate candidates calling today to expand Social Security benefits: Russ Feingold (D-WI), Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Ted Strickland (D-OH), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Deborah Ross (D-NC), Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Judge (D-IA), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA).