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April 22, 2022, 4:00 PM

Labor’s Kennedy Townsend Puts Retirement on Social-Change Agenda

Austin R. Ramsey
Austin R. Ramsey

U.S. Labor Department officials want to make retirement security a component of the social justice movement, tapping a distinguished policy advocate to deliver that message across the country.

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will launch a speaking tour next week targeting advocacy groups and think tanks that can ensure affordable retirement policy solutions are included on their social-change agenda.

Millions of U.S. workers aren’t saving at all or aren’t saving enough for retirement, setting the stage for a generation of financially insecure retirees who could threaten to undermine future state and federal social safety nets. Those favoring a ...

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