ADVISORY: Gov. O’Malley, 32BJ SEIU’s Figueroa Join CAP to Discuss Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class
Washington, D.C. — On Friday, January 11, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a discussion with Maryland 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 economic mobility, strengthen the middle class, and get the country back on track to broadly shared prosperity.
At the event, CAP Action will release a report entitled “States at Work: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class,” which will have more than 100 policy recommendations for how states can blaze the trail towards a more equitable and prosperous future.
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. These leaders 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 nearly impossible, providing a clear blueprint for bold action to advance a progressive agenda for these laboratories of democracy is taking on ever greater importance.
- Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD)
- Héctor Figueroa, President, 32BJ Service Employees International Union
- Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress; Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Friday, January 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005