WHERE’S JOHNNY? Isakson’s Votes Attempt to Undo Years of Work by Labor Unions
ATLANTA – This week, as we celebrate our Union brothers and sisters for their tireless efforts fighting for economic justice for American families, Senator Isakson has spent years in office working to undo their hard work by privatizing Social Security.
Labor unions and advocates were instrumental in the passage of the Social Security Act of 1935 and have become crucial to providing retirement security to over 1.1 million Georgia seniors and over 42 million seniors nationwide.
- He voted against expanding Social Security benefits which would have increased benefits for seniors and help future generations feel more secure about their retirement.
- Where’s Johnny? In the pockets of Wall Street. Senator Isakson received over $2.3 million in campaign contributions from the financial industry that would benefit from the privatization of Social Security. In this current election, Wall Street and the financial industry have given Isakson $500,000 to try and keep him in Washington.