Americans Discuss Social Security in South Dakota
A Project Sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts
Phone/ Fax: ( 605) 348- 7590
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Kitty Kinsman, State Coordinator
( October 8, 1998) 605/ 348- 7590 or 605/ 343- 6188
WHAT: Northern Plains Regional Citizen Forum & Video Conference on the future of Social Security presented by Americans Discuss Social Security and co- cponsored by over 30 state and local organizations representing all ages and walks of life. Citizens from a five- state region will discuss options for the reform of Social Security and present their views and recommendations to members of Congress and senior officials of the Social Security Administration. This forum is the first citizen discussion to be scheduled in a rural region of the country in communities of less than 100,000 population. It is part of a two- year project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts to engage citizens, regardless of their views, in a national dialogue about the future of Social Security.
WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 1998
8: 30a. m. - 12: 30p. m. Citizen Forum
12: 30p. m. - 3: 30p. m. 5- State Video Conference with Washington, DC
WHERE: Surbeck Student Center Ballroom
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Campus
501 E. St. Joseph
Rapid City, South Dakota
WHO: Citizens from South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska Mayor Jim Shaw, Moderator
Lieutenant Governor Carole Hillard
Senator Tom Daschle
Senator Tim Johnson
Congressman John Thune
Ken Apfel, Commissioner of Social Security
Ron Gebhardtsbauer, Senior Pension Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries
State & local elected officials
Representatives from state and local co- sponsoring organizations
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