From PSARA’s Retiree Advocate:
Nancy J. Altman, a nationally-recognized expert on Social Security, will keynote a forum on that subject from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, at the Jackson Event Center on the campus of Everett Community College.
Sponsored by a coalition of community, labor and retiree organizations, the forum is entitled, “The Threat to Social Security: An Issue for All Generations.”
Altman has a 30-year background in private pensions and Social Security. She chairs the board of the Pension Rights Center, and was a member of the faculty at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of many reports, editorials and opinion pieces, and of a new book, The Battle for Social Security.
Altman will puncture myths and misinformation circulating about Social Security, intensified by the rhetoric of the campaign season. She will also discuss possible ways to strengthen the program’s benefits, and will emphasize its importance to all generations of Americans – from children of the Great Depression to those born in the current Great Recession.
She will be joined in the speaking program by Jeff Johnson, president of the Washington State Labor Council, whose family were early recipients of Social Security survivor benefits.
A second forum, at 2 p.m. Monday, November 21, on the University of Washington campus, will feature as a keynote speaker Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women.
Both forums are free and open to the public. Events at other Puget Sound communities are being planned.
When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 18
Where: Jackson Event Center, Everett Community College
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