Expand Social Security Now

Date: June 28, 2016

Join Social Security Works at the Economic Policy Institute for a panel on expanding Social Security. As seen in the New York Times, Social Security expansion is part of a strong and growing movement in America and will play a crucial role in the 2016 election. This movement has allowed defenders of Social Security to shift the conversation and have a serious discussion about how we can expand Social Security to solve the retirement security crisis.

On June 28, 2016, we will be joined by author Steven Hill to talk about his new book Expand Social Security Now! How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve, as well as Nancy Altman, co-author of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All. The panel will be moderated by the President and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions and author of Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on People of Color, Maya Rockeymoore, and joined by EPI President Lawrence Mishel. This panel will explore Social Security expansion and discuss how we can continue to make expansion the only option for lawmakers.

When: June 28, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Where: Economic Policy Institute
1225 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
Suite 600 Wellstone room

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Steven Hill is a Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation and a Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He is the author of six books, including Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, which was selected by The Globalist as one of the Top Ten Books of 2015. His op-ed’s, articles and media interviews have appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalThe AtlanticPoliticoCNNC-SPANBBCFinancial TimesGuardianBloomberg NewsFox NewsNational Public RadioThe NationSalonSlateObserverFast CompanyBusiness InsiderHuffingtonPostLe MondeDie ZeitAl Jazeera and many others. His other books include Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age and 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy. He is a co-founder of FairVote/Center for Voting and Democracy.

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore leads the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that makes policy work for people and their environments. Maya’s areas of expertise include health, social insurance, income security, education, women’s issues and youth civic participation. She is the author of The Political Action Handbook: A How to Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation and co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America among many other articles and chapters. Rockeymoore serves on the board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the National Association of Counties and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. The recipient of many honors, she was named an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow in 2004 and is the recipient of Running Start’s 2007 Young Women to Watch Award.

Nancy J. Altman has a forty year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign. She is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), and co-author of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All (The New Press, 2015). Ms. Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of beneficiary rights. She is also on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a membership organization of over 900 of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. In the mid-1980’s, she was on the organizing committee and the first board of directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Ms. Altman has an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Lawrence Mishel is a nationally recognized economist, and is the president of the Economic Policy Institute. In the more than two decades he has been with EPI, Mishel has helped build it into the nation’s premier research organization focused on U.S. living standards and labor markets. He is the nation’s leading expert on wage stagnation and is the co-author of the State of Working America and of Raising America’s Pay, Why it’s our central economic policy challenge. Mishel has a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.