American Association of Retired Persons AARP will hold a discussion on the future of the Social Security entitlement from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the South County Library.
The group says more than 140 people have signed up to attend.
You can find out more, including a list of who’s speaking, by reading the group’s release after the jump:
‘YOU’VE EARNED A SAY’ LISTENING TOUR RETURNS TO ROANOKE JULY 31 WITH
AARP PRESIDENT ROB ROMASCO
More than 140 Sign Up to Discuss Proposals for Social Security
ROANOKE_ Area residents will have a chance to learn about the proposals being considered for the future of Social Security and voice their opinions on those options at an event in Roanoke on Tuesday, July 31. Options to be discussed include raising the retirement age, increasing or eliminating the payroll tax cap, recalculating the cost of living adjustment and reducing benefits for higher income beneficiaries. Participants will hear the pros and cons of each option and have a chance to express their opinion about whether those proposals will strengthen Social Security.
WHO: AARP President Rob Romasco
AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio
AARP Virginia State President Warren Stewart
AARP Senior Vice President for Policy & Strategy Cheryl Matheis
WHAT: You’ve Earned a Say Listening Session
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WHERE: South County Library, 6303 Merriman Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018
WHY: More than 140 Roanoke-area residents have registered to attend the listening session.
97% of Virginians believe Social Security is important to their financial security in retirement, but only 45% are confident it will be there for them, according to an AARP survey released in March. Also, questionnaires submitted online by hundreds of thousands of people nationwide, while not scientific, indicate that more than half believe changes to the program are needed – but they feel that Washington isn’t listening.
INFO: You’ve Earned a Say is a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare. AARP explains the proposals in a balanced way and listens to what members of the audience have to say about them. AARP commissioned experts from the Brookings Institution, Heritage Foundation, National Academy of Social Insurance and Avalere Health to provide analyses of the pros and cons of the major Medicare and Social Security options on the table.
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