NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), newly appointed head of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, will discuss with former Pennsylvania Governor and former Democratic National Committee chairman Ed Rendell a thorny topic that has stymied Congress and Presidents for years: Entitlement Reform, hotly contested and controversial changes in Social Security, Medicare and other programs to reduce U.S. debt and deficit. The event, sponsored by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Common Ground Committee, is Monday, June 3, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at The New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan. Editor John Yemma of The Christian Science Monitor will facilitate the discussion. Audience questions are welcome.
"It is rare for skilled, experienced, knowledgeable American leaders to meet one another in direct and factual dialogue on Entitlement Reform, one of the most contentious and complex issues of all," observed Judith Kudlow, co-founder of the Common Ground Committee. An artist and teacher living in New York City, Ms. Kudlow enjoyed a distinguished career in public policy as a White House communications staffer and press liaison at the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission.
"The Common Ground Committee thanks Senator Gregg and Governor Rendell for meeting in the kind of civil, frank and factual dialogue that sets an example for government," Ms. Kudlow added.
Tickets for the event are $20 each, with discounts for students and seniors with proper ID. Proceeds from sales benefit The New York Society for Ethical Culture. Tickets may be purchased at www.commonground-forum.eventbrite.com. The event is open to the media.
Common Ground (www.commongroundcommittee.org) pursues initiatives to reveal common ground for finding truth, clarity, understanding and progress on issues of importance in a civil manner that does not require compromise of fundamental principles.
SOURCE The Common Ground Committee