ST CHARLES, IL – The Social Security Works PAC, led by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, announced their support for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood‘s reelection campaign Monday. Bauman, known from the band Sha Na Na, threw his support behind Underwood during a Zoom question and answer event with Underwood and a group of her constituents. Social Security Works PAC supports candidates who are dedicated to expanding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and lowering prescription drug prices for all Americans.
“More than 120,000 of my constituents receive hard-earned Social Security benefits – and while this Administration continues to put their lives and livelihoods at risk, I am fighting every day to protect and expand those earned benefits,” Congresswoman Underwood said. “I’m proud to have the backing of Social Security Works PAC in this campaign, because we not only have to protect Social Security and Medicare today, we have to improve those earned benefits for generations to come.”
“I work to protect programs like Social Security and Medicare for a very personal reason: my mother,” Bauman said. “She retired late in life from her work as a public school librarian, and these programs allowed her to live independently and with dignity, with the security she worked hard to earn. Before Social Security became law, seniors in this country were often forced into poverty. I know that Congresswoman Underwood will make sure we never go back to that dark time.”
Congresswoman Underwood, a registered nurse, is a steadfast defender of Social Security and the retirement benefits her constituents have worked all their lives to earn. In Congress, Underwood has taken action to reduce prescription drug costs in the Medicare program for the benefit of all Americans. She has also authored legislation to address the impact of the women’s wage gap on women’s retirement security. In addition to the Social Security Works PAC, Underwood has been endorsed for reelection by The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Herald, The Northwest Herald, and more.