A federal program that benefits 2,250,000 Michiganders and pumps some $60 billion into the state’s economy will be the star of the show on September 19th, when WLAJ-TV broadcasts a town hall entitled, “Social Security: Here Today, Here Tomorrow.”  The town hall — to be aired as part of the “Real Possibilities” tv series — is co-presented by AARP Michigan and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM).

What:  “Social Security:  Here Today, Here Tomorrow” tv town hall

When:  9/19/23 9:00am

Where: WLAJ-TV, WLNS-TV Lansing; (12pm on WOTV in Grand Rapids)

The televised town hall is moderated by AARP Michigan state director Paula Cunningham. The panel includes one of the nation’s leading advocates for Social Security, NCPSSM President Max Richtman; Vonda Van Til of the regional Social Security Administration office; Sadie Shattuck of AARP Michigan; and Frank Weathers, an AARP Michigan volunteer.

The town hall is part of a public education campaign by AARP and NCPSSM to highlight the value of Social Security to individuals and families — and to dispel dangerous myths about the program.  “This isn’t just about retirees,” says Richtman, “It’s also about the spouses, children, and disabled family members who are lifted up by Social Security each and every day.”

Topics covered in the town hall include:

Will Social Security be there in the future?

What does Social Security do for younger adults?

Why is Social Security particularly important to communities of color?

How to separate Social Security fact from fiction.

For more information on the “Social Security: Here Today, Here Tomorrow” campaign, visit: Socialsecurityheretoday.org.


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