We’re pleased to announce the eighth webinar in our monthly Winning in the States webinar series. Each month, NILC’s Winning in the States Initiative will be delving into priority state-level policy challenges and strategies with leaders in the field. We’ll share best practices and have robust discussions on how policy challenges are being tackled in real time. This month, we’re teaming up with advocates from Wisconsin and California for a presentation on: How Advocates Can Prepare for Social Security No-Match Letters, which will take place on Tuesday, March 19, at 11:30am PT / 1:30pm Central / 2:30pm ET. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that they will begin to send “no-match” letters to employers starting in Spring 2019. The SSA sends a “no-match” letter when the names or Social Security numbers (SSNs) listed on an employer’s W-2 form don’t match the SSA’s records. While the letter itself does not indicate anything about a worker’s immigration status, we know from past experience that these letters frequently lead to employers unnecessarily firing employees who are the subject of such letters. For this reason, it is critical that advocates understand what the letters mean and how to protect the rights of workers in this context. From organizing, legal, and policy perspectives, this webinar will focus on the best ways advocates can prepare for and respond to the implementation of SSA “no-match” letters, and how to continue to defend and advance the rights of immigrant workers at their jobs.
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director, Voces de la Frontera
Monica Guizar, Shareholder, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld
Jessie Hahn, Labor and Employment Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center