McGovern met with seniors in Northampton

Social security, voter fraud investigation among issues discussed

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Senior citizens in Northampton had a chance to voice their concerns to Congressman James McGovern Friday.

Social Security, the voter fraud investigation being run by the Trump Administration, and driving while talking on cell phones were some of the issues brought up Friday at the Rockridge Retirement Community.

The biggest issue discussed concerned proposed Social Security legislation- the Notch Fairness Act of 2017. The bill says that anyone who turned 65 after 1981 and before 1992 is entitled to lump sum payments over four years totaling $5,000, or an improved benefit computation formula.

Some are worried that nothing has happened with the bill since February of this year.

“Something that we didn’t cause, but we got cheated out of it, and they talked about reimbursing us one way or another- and then all of a sudden, you don’t hear nothing,” Rockridge resident Harriet Rogers said.

People were also concerned about having their information given to the administration’s voter fraud committee.

Many also expressed favorable opinions about legislation banning talking on cell phones while driving.