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Increasing Retirement Security by Strengthening Workplace Retirement Plans

February 12, 2013, 9:30am ET - 11:00am ET

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About This Event

Americans are deeply worried about their ability to retire, with half of all workers saying they are not confident they will have enough money for retirement. This retirement insecurity is due in large part to the weaknesses of our workplace retirement plans – such as 401(k)s – which for too many people will fail to provide an adequate supplement to Social Security. Compounding the problem is that state legislatures are trying to overhaul their public pension plans, which, until now, have provided a secure retirement for many employees.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion about the current state of our workplace retirement system, and what we can do to improve these plans. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee will deliver a keynote address -- highlighting his new USA Retirement Fund proposal – which will be followed by a panel of experts discussing federal and state retirement policy reforms.

Introduction:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured speaker:
Senator Tom Harkin, (D-IA)

Featured panelists:
State Senator Kevin de León, (D-CA)
Former Rep. Earl Pomeroy, (D-ND)
Harold Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters
Nancy Leamond, Executive Vice President, State and National Group, AARP

Moderator:
David Madland, Director, American Worker Project, Center for American Progress Action Fund

A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.

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Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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