ADVISORY: Sen. Harkin to Discuss Increasing Retirement Security by Strengthening Workplace Retirement Plans at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a discussion about the current state of our workplace retirement system and what we can do to improve workplace retirement plans. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and 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.
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. State legislatures are compounding the problem as they try to overhaul their public pension plans, which have until now provided a secure retirement for many employees.
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
State Sen. 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
David Madland, Director, American Worker Project, Center for American Progress Action Fund
February 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
For more information, contact Katie Peters at 202.741.6285 or email@example.com.
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