Retirees’ Group November

Economist James K. Galbraith said in his recent Holland Lecture that Social Security may well, once again, be threatened as Congress attempts to negotiate the current financial impasse. Pat Hart, a member of Second Unitarian Church, is an Iowa representative to Social Security Ambassadors, a state-based nonpartisan initiative being coordinated nationally by the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C. The Center has provided ambassadors with training and resources for presentations about Social Security.

On Tuesday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m. at church, Pat will present information about Social Security. Pat will cover basic facts and personal stories about the importance of Social Security to working people’s retirement security, the role it plays in keeping seniors out of poverty, and its importance as a life insurance and disability program for younger workers and their families. The presentation will address myths that are being spun about the solvency of Social Security and ways to assure long term solvency and strengthen benefits.

The fundamental message of the presentation is that Social Security is a strong program that can and should be strengthened for current and future generations and may, therefore, be of interest to people of all ages.  Everyone is invited to attend Pat’s presentation.