Blumenauer and State Sen. Carter Denounce Proposal to Privatize Social Security

December 7, 2001
Press Release
Portland, OR- Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and State Senator Margaret Carter, who is also the President of the Portland Urban League, will be joined by fifteen members of the Alliance for Retired Americans to highlight why privatizing Social Security would jeopardize the quality of life for retired Americans-particularly minorities and women.

On Tuesday, December 11, the Social Security Commission appointed by the Bush Administration plans to release an outline of three plans that would put Social Security at risk by: 1) reducing benefits; 2) raising the retirement age; and 3) not guaranteeing solvency. The proposal to privatize is irresponsible and would hurt the hard-working families that the program was designed to benefit.

What: Social Security Privatization Press Conference

Who: Congressman Earl Blumenauer and State Senator Carter

When: 9:15 AM, Monday, December 10, 2001

Where: Northwest Oregon Labor Council Main Conference Room 1125 SE Madison Portland, OR 97214