This Sunday the FDL Membership Program will be holding an emergency Town Hall to discuss the impending threats to the social safety net in the deficit deals.
Our speakers will be Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson, co-chairs of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign. The host will be Alex Lawson, someone FDL readers will remember for his live stream broadcasts of the Catfood Commission door and his famous interview of Alan Simpson.
Nancy and Eric have led the fight to preserve Social Security from Pete Peterson’s billion dollar-fueled chopping block. Nancy is the author of The Battle for Social Security, and Eric is Professor of Social Work at Syracuse University. They both served as staff for the 1982 National Commission on Social Security Reform (a.k.a. “The Greenspan Commission”), as well as being advisers to Barack Obama on the 2008 campaign and on the transition team.
We’ll be hearing a presentation from them on what exactly is known about what is being contemplated (which seems to be changing by the minute). We’ll also discuss strategies going forward, and hear about what various groups in the Strengthen Social Security Campaign are planning.
This is an extremely important moment not only in the fight to preserve the social safety net, but for the future of the country. Nancy and Eric are both critical figures in this fight, and have bravely led it in the face of incredible opposition, at tremendous personal sacrifice. I cannot say enough good things about them, their courage and their moral integrity.
If you’re an FDL member, you should have received an email invitation to the webinar. If you didn’t, contact Ryan Cook at (202) 506-3907 and he will make sure you get one.