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POSTPONED: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class

January 11, 2013, 10:00am ET - 11:00am ET

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About This Event

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Progressive leaders in state governments are taking a number of steps to build an economy that works for everyone, and they have ambitious plans for additional reforms. They are striving to create jobs, boost incomes, cut costs for middle-class necessities, lower the risks of falling behind, and boost opportunity and fair treatment for all. With federal gridlock making congressional action more difficult, the progressive agenda for these laboratories of democracy is taking on ever greater importance.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion with Gov. Martin O’Malley and Héctor Figueroa, president of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country, about what states can do to increase mobility, strengthen the middle class, and get the country back on track to broadly shared prosperity. We will release a report “States at Work: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class,” which will have more than a hundred recommendations for how states can blaze the trail towards a more equitable and prosperous future.

Featured speakers:
Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD)
Héctor Figueroa, President, 32BJ Service Employees International Union

Moderated by:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress; Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.

Location

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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