Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling (May 11, 2012)
May 11, 2012
from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
|Where||Room 2237 Rayburn House Office Building|
|Contact Phone||Media Inquiries to: Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123 Kim Wright 202-216-8414|
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Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling
Coalition of National Organizations Present a Proposal to Modernize America’s Retirement Benefits
While the gender gap may be shrinking in the work place, it’s alive and well in retirement, leaving millions of retired women struggling just to get by. The poverty rate for senior women and widows is 50% higher than other retirees 65 and older, yet this inequity has largely been ignored in Washington.
Three of the nation’s leading seniors’ and women’s organizations have joined forces to examine the challenges facing America’s elderly women and provide proposals to modernize benefits. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Organization for Women Foundation and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research will release Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling to Congressional staff and reporters in a Capitol Hill briefing in May.
Friday, May 11th
Room 2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Moderator: Max Richtman – NCPSSM President/CEO
- Invited: Rep. Donna Edwards, (D-MD)
- Dr. Carroll Estes - NPCSSM Foundation Board Chair and founding Director of the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco
- Terry O’Neill - President, the National Organization for Women Foundation
- Dr. Heidi Hartman – President, Institute for Women's Policy Research
The National Committee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acts in the interests of its membership through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The work of the National Committee is directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.
Media Inquiries to:
Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123
Kim Wright 202-216-8414 www.ncpssm.org