Retirement USA Reveals Nation's Retirement Income Deficit at Launch of "Wake Up, Washington!" Month

Month-long Campaign Will Make Retirement Crisis a National Priority

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 09:30
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

At a press conference in Washington, D.C. today, Retirement USA released the Retirement Income Deficit – the gap between the pensions and retirement savings that American households have today and what they should have today to maintain their living standards in retirement.  Using conservative assumptions, the Retirement Income Deficit is estimated to be $6.6 trillion.  The figure was released as part of the launch of “Wake Up, Washington!” Month, a speak-out on retirement security, which runs from September 15 to October 15.

Speakers at the standing-room-only event included:

Read Maria Freese's remarks announcing the Retirement Income Deficit.

Press kit contents: