After leading a successful RLC forum on Social Security reform in Miami in July, Freedom Works Florida State Director John Hallman announced he will be working with the RLC on similar forums throughout the state.
Freedom Works is the result of the recent merger between Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and Jack Kemp’s Empower America. With more politicians willing to publicly support personal retirement accounts for Social Security than ever before, Freedom Works has made the grassroots push for such reforms one of its key missions for 2004. See www.freedomworks.org for more info.
Hallman is following this issue closely and gives detailed updates on what the current reform proposals are and who on Capitol Hill and among the Florida delegation – and candidates – are supporting them.
Hallman’s next stop is the Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd., Atlantis, Fla., near Lantana. The RLC is helping to promote the event, which is open to the public. Admission is $10 which includes one drink and hors d’oeuvres.
For directions, see www.mapquest.com or call the Atlantis Country Club at (561) 965-7700.
At the Miami meeting on July 26, Hallman described the handful of Social Security reform bills under consideration on Capitol Hill. FreedomWorks supports all bills that create personal retirement accounts as meaningful steps forward in the process. The legislative goal is to create accounts that are as big as possible and that workers can own and control.
CSE, now Freedom Works, has been circulating a pledge to candidates to smoke out their positions on this issue. For the full list of Florida signatories, see: http://www.freedomworks.org/capitol_watch/candidate/state.php?state=FL
The Palm Beach meeting will be followed by meetings in Brevard and Hillsborough Counties. More details to follow as plans are finalized.
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a nationwide caucus dedicated to promoting the ‘classical liberal’ or ‘libertarian’ philosophy and policy ideas. For more information on the RLC of Florida, see www.rlcfl.org or call Philip Blumel at (561) 254-8458.