Nationally renowned journalist and founder of the Nevada Independent, Jon Ralston, will moderate a public town hall about what Social Security means to Nevadans and their families at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 28, at the East Las Vegas Community Center. The town hall, entitled, “Social Security:  Here Today, Here Tomorrow,” is co-presented by AARP Nevada and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM). 

Currently, more than half a million Nevadans collect Social Security benefits.  The town hall is an important opportunity for residents to learn more about Social Security at a time when the program faces future financing challenges — and misinformation has clouded public perceptions. 

“Today, there is a false doom and gloom narrative about Social Security that claims, ‘The program is going bankrupt’ and ‘It won’t be there for future generations,’ or ‘Politicians are stealing from Social Security.’ NONE OF THAT IS TRUE. We want Nevadans to understand that Social Security is here for them today — and it will be there for them tomorrow. And not just in retirement, but in case of disability, the death of a family breadwinner, or the retirement of a spouse. That’s what this town hall is all about,” says NCPSSM President and CEO Max Richtman, one of the nation’s leading experts on seniors’ issues and a panelist at the town hall.

Other VIP panelists include former Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin and Annie Walters of the regional Social Security Administration (SSA) office. Representatives from the offices of Rep. Dina Titus and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto will be on hand to answer constituents’ questions about their Social Security benefits.

Attendees will enjoy themed games and refreshments, followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A.  The town hall is part of a national campaign by AARP and NCPSSM to educate the public about the value of Social Security — and the importance of protecting the program for current and future seniors.

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