Center for American Progress Action

ADVISORY: Sen. Brown to Discuss what Disability Insurance Means to American Workers and Their Families
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Sen. Brown to Discuss what Disability Insurance Means to American Workers and Their Families

Washington D.C. – On Tuesday, July 8, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will join the Center for American Progress for a conversation about the role of Social Security and what Social Security Disability Insurance means to American workers and their families.  Brown will outline how undermining Disability Insurance represents an effort to siphon public support from the entire Social Security program and why Social Security advocates must organize to prevent detractors from “dividing and conquering” the program.

Disability Insurance protects nearly all American workers and their families in case of a life-changing disability or illness. About 8.9 million disabled workers, as well as 2 million spouses and children, currently receive modest but vital benefits. With action needed to address the program’s finances as soon as 2016, Disability Insurance has become a hot topic for Congress, policymakers, and the media.

At this event, we will release an issue brief that provides an overview of Social Security Disability Insurance and its role in ensuring economic security for American workers, as well as recommendations to ensure the program’s continued solvency.

WHO:

Welcoming remarks:

Neera Tanden, Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote speaker:
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman, Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy Subcommittee on the Senate Finance Committee

Featured speakers:
Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Half in Ten and Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Stephen C. Goss, Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration
Virginia Reno, Vice President for Income Security, National Academy of Social Insurance
T.J. Sutcliffe, Director of Income and Housing Policy, The Arc of the United States
Eva Dominguez, Legislative Representative, Alliance for Retired Americans and Latinos for a Secure Retirement

Moderated by:
Rebecca Vallas, Associate Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHEN:

July 8, 2014
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET
Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

RSVP to attend this event

For more information, contact Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6285.

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