A National Dialogue on Social Security
The National Dialogue on Social Security is hosted by
with the assistance of
Americans Discuss Social Security
and sponsorship from the
The purpose of this activity is to increase public understanding
of the issues surrounding Social Security reform and to encourage
public participation in the national debate on Social Security
through the Internet.
The present page serves as the project's general information page and
includes the resources listed below. Use this page to learn
about the structure of the National Dialogue and how you and
your organization can participate.
This site has been organized to provide you with information
on Social Security reform and with tools to allow you to
participate in the discussion. The home
page and table of contents for the project Website is accessible
from anywhere on the site by clicking on the Network Democracy/Social
Security logo at the top of the page. From the Table of
Contents you can quickly reach any of the major subsections
on the site. You can also reach these subsections through
the buttons which appear at the bottom of this page and other
pages on the site. The major subsections are as follows:
The fifth button at the bottom of each page - labeled
Home Page - brings you back to the project's home page
and table of contents.
The success of the National Dialogue on Social Security
depends upon broad and active public participation. Here's
how you can take part:
Information for the press is available through the announcements
listed below. For further information please contact
or telephone 412-471-4636.
Many organizations are helping to announce the
National Dialogue to their members and invite broad
participation in this online event. If your organization
would like to be listed as a participating organization,
please send e-mail to
or telephone 412-471-4636. We can provide a hot link to your
organization's Website if you send it to us.
- Sign up for the online discussion
in the National Dialogue
section of the Website.
- Learn more about Social Security reform in the
Fast Facts section.
- Pose a Quick Question
for experts in our Roundtable discussions.
- Read various organizations' positions on
Social Security reform in the
your organization's position to be placed in the Briefing Book
for the National Dialog on Social Security. Please adhere to the
- Include your organization's name, address, telephone and Website
- Briefly describe the purpose of your organization
- Restrict your statement to no more than two printed pages
- Send your statement by e-mail - either as plain text,
HTML or an attached file from a word-processing program -
- Encourage your friends, relatives and colleagues to join
in the activity.
If your organization is involved
in the issue of Social Security reform and did not participate
in last December's
White House Conference on Social Security,
you may add your organization's statement on Social Security
to the Briefing Book for the National Dialogue. Please consult
the Briefing Book for further
Each of the four major topic areas can be
key words. Keyword analyses of position papers and statements
in the online discussion can also help guide you through
material on the Website.