AARP Pennsylvania and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare will hold a town hall in Philadelphia about Social Security’s importance to the Black CommunityWednesday, July 26th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Center in the Park in Germantown.

The moderator is Frankie Darcell of WDAS-FM. The VIP panel of experts includes former acting Social Security Commissioner, Carolyn Colvin, who ran the program under President Obama. Representatives from Philadelphia’s congressional and Senate delegations will be on hand, as well as a staffer from the regional Social Security Administration office — to answer residents’ questions.  

Members of the press are welcome. Interviews available in advance or on site.


5818 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144


4:30pm-5:30pm:  Games & Refreshments
5:30pm-6:30pm:  Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator:  Frankie Darcell (WDAS-FM)


Carolyn Colvin, former acting Social Security Commissioner

Max Richtman, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare

Sarah Hernandez, Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Allison Schilling, Social Worker, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Staff from the offices of Senator Bob Casey, Senator John Fetterman, and Rep. Dwight Evans will be at the event to answer constituents’ Social Security questions, as well as a representative from the Philadelphia regional office of the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Unable to attend the event in person? Watch a live video stream here beginning approx. 5:30pm EDT: OR


Campaign website:

National campaign press release here.

Informational video here.


Media Inquiries to:

Dan Kelly/NCPSSM


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Walter Gottlieb/NCPSSM


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