AARP President

AARP President

National AARP President Rob Romasco will be at the WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in downtown Kansas City, MO on August 22, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. to hear from Kansas City residents about how to keep Social Security strong and effective for future generations.  AARP is urging those who live in the Kansas City Metro area to attend this free event and learn about responsible solutions that protect Social Security and that do not cut benefits.

A panel discussion about Social Security and Chained CPI will include Romasco, Kara T. Burgess, elder law and special needs attorney with the Northland Elder Law firm; and Daniel Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

Chained CPI is a cost of living formula that could be used for Social Security and affect the benefits of thousands of people. “The chained CPI breaks the promise to seniors who’ve been paying into the program, leaving them with no time to recover the lost income,” said Romasco.  “Americans have worked hard to earn these benefits and they deserve a separate, national debate about how to keep Social Security strong.

Over the course of last year, 4,366 community events were held across the country to engage AARP members, the broader 50+ and other concerned citizens in the conversation about Social Security and Medicare.  This year, the You’ve Earned a Say conversation continues with this Kansas City event focused on solutions for Social Security that don’t include implementing chained CPI—a fancy Washington term that really means cutting the yearly cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) by $127 billion over the next 10 years alone.

The Kansas City You’ve Earned a Say event, part of a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare, will take place on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, in Kansas City.  The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the conversation.

To register for this free event, visit http://aarp.cvent.com/YEAS_KCMO_August22.

For more information on You’ve Earned a Say visit www.earnedasay.org.