WASHINGTON--A delegation of bipartisan congressional leaders will join Vice President Al Gore at "The Great Social Security Debate," a national forum cosponsored by AARP and the Concord Coalition, on Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I.
The "Great Social Security Debate" series is designed to bring the public into the discussion over ways to ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program. The focus of the Rhode Island forum will be "Retirement in the 21st Century."
The members of Congress who will attend the event include:
- Sen. John Chafee (R-R.I.),
- Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.),
- Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), and
- Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.).
Sens. Chafee, Sen. Reed, Rep. Sanford, and Rep. Rangel will make opening statements during the forum and participate in a dialogue with the participating audience and Vice President Gore.
Under the theme of "The Great Social Security Debate," this series of national forums are cosponsored by AARP and the Concord Coalition in collaboration with Americans Discuss Social Security, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts.
To apply for "Great Social Security Debate" credentials, please fax name, media affiliation, date of birth, social security number, phone number, and fax number, on organization letterhead to (202) 434-2588. Effective Monday, June 29, the fax number for credential requests will be (401) 455-3072.