State Approaches to Addressing Inadequate Retirement Savings

A discussion of challenges, successes, and opportunities

On June 23, 2016, state lawmakers from around the country who have recently sponsored legislation to help private sector workers save for retirement will share details about the challenges they have faced and their successes. This discussion will be followed by a panel of thought leaders considering the potential to build on this work.

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2016 legislative review


  • John Scott, director, retirement savings project, The Pew Charitable Trusts


  • Colorado state Representative Brittany Pettersen
  • Indiana state Representative Sean Eberhart
  • Maryland state Delegate William Frick
  • Utah state Senator Todd Weiler

Looking ahead to 2017


  • Angela Antonelli, executive director, Center for Retirement Initiatives, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University


  • Lisa Bleier, managing director, savings and retirement, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Gerri Madrid-Davis, director, financial security and consumer affairs, state advocacy and strategy integration, AARP
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 1:30-4:00 p.m. Reception to follow
Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
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