Behind the Headlines—Political Expert Speaks at SALT Class

SALTThe Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity (SALT) welcomed guest speaker and Social Security expert Laura Feldman to the “Behind the Headlines” course offering.

Class attendees were engaged as Feldman presented essential information with energy and humor. Starting with Politics 101, she explained the differences between Republicans and Democrats and moved on to two subjects of special importance to senior citizens, Social Security and Medicare.

Attendees enjoyed the presentation and participated throughout, posing questions and offering feedback.

The six-week SALT course covers local, national, and international news. Class members join in lively conversations led by instructor Tom Panush, a retired Cook County sheriff.

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About Laura Feldman

Laura Feldman brings her skills as a teacher to educating senior groups and activists across the country. She is a native Washingtonian where politics is a local sport. Demystifying politics, personalizing it, and making it fun are her goals.

She has been a grassroots organizer for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare for the past 20 years. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is a non partisan advocacy organization supported by membership.

Prior to coming to the National Committee, she organized national programming for the National Science Foundation under a special education grant, which propelled her out of the classroom and into the public arena.