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Speech by Karen Friedman to New York Nurses Association (October 12, 2017)

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Karen Friedman gave a speech to New York Nurses Association on October 12, 2017.  You can read the speech here.

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Speech by Karen Friedman at a meeting of the National Education Association Retirees' Organization (March 8, 2017)

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Hello NEA retirees! It’s great to be here! Thanks for inviting me this morning to speak.

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Speech by Karen Friedman at a meeting of the Kansas City, Missouri Committee to Protect Pensions (February 9, 2017)

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Hello!  I’m so happy to be here speaking to all of you. Karen Ferguson, the Center’s director, and, Joellen Leavelle, the Center’s communications and outreach director, both wanted me to say a big hello to you too! Because, like me, they love you guys!

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Speech by Karen Friedman at a meeting of the Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions (January 28, 2017)

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Hello!  I’m so happy to be here speaking to all of you. Karen Ferguson, the Center’s director, and, Joellen Leavelle, the Center’s communications and outreach director, both wanted me to say a big hello to you too! Because, like me, they love you guys!

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Speech by Karen Friedman at the American Academy of Actuaries' Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum (November 3, 2016)

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Thank you to the American Academy of Actuaries, Josh and others for inviting me to speak on this panel today on fixing underfunded multiemployer plans – and for those of you who know me, I love this topic.

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Speech by Karen Friedman at the Breaking Through Power Conference (May 23, 2016)

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Hello everyone and good morning!

I am so happy to be here on the opening day of “Breaking Through Power.” What an amazing event! First, I want to thank Ralph Nader and all the hard-working staff at the Center for the Study of Responsive Law who put this together.

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Karen Friedman's speech to the Protect Our Pensions Rally (April 14, 2016)

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I’m so glad to be here with thousands of you at the Protect Our Pensions Rally!

First, I want to especially thank Mike Walden and Bob Amsden and all the leaders of the pension committees throughout the country who made this event happen. You are doing a GREAT job.

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Speech by Karen Friedman to the Texas-Houston Committee to Protect Pensions

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Hello, my friends from Texas! I’ve flown here today from Washington, D.C. I’m happy to be talking to you about the movement to STOP the cuts to your pension. And I want to say right up front, we are making good progress on this goal.

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Statement of Karen Friedman at U.S. Treasury Department public session in Detroit, Michigan (February 8, 2016)

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Thank you, Mr. Feinberg, for allowing me to speak here today. I am Karen Friedman, the Executive Vice President and Policy Director of the Pension Rights Center, a national consumer rights organization that works to protect and promote the retirement security of American workers, retirees and their families.

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Speech by Karen Friedman to the Minneapolis Teamsters Committee (November 14, 2015)

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Good morning, my friends from the Pension Rights Committee. I’ve flown in from Washington, D.C., and I know I’m in a fighting mood – and I bet you are too. Minnesotans, let’s get mad!

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