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ADVISORY: Mayor Villaraigosa Joins CAP Action and Half in Ten to Discuss New Report on Nation’s Progress Toward Reducing Poverty
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ADVISORY: Mayor Villaraigosa Joins CAP Action and Half in Ten to Discuss New Report on Nation’s Progress Toward Reducing Poverty

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, November 19, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Half in Ten to tell the story behind the numbers in a new report on the nation’s progress toward cutting poverty in half over the next decade.

A stronger U.S. economy and a better long-term fiscal outlook will depend on the extent to which we invest in opportunities for everyone to access the American Dream. But as we approach a consequential lame duck session, with key decisions facing policymakers on taxes, jobs, and deficit reduction, how is America faring on key indicators of cutting poverty and expanding opportunity for all?

At the event, the Half in Ten campaign will release its second annual report that answers this question. In addition to tracking the nation’s and each state’s progress toward reducing poverty, the report also outlines a path forward, recommending a set of policy priorities and explaining that poverty reduction can be achieved hand in hand with long-term deficit reduction if we make the right policy choices.

WHO:

Welcoming remarks:
Melissa Boteach, Director of Half in Ten, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Stories behind the statistics:
Angela Sutton
, Witness to Hunger

Keynote speaker:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles

Introduced by:
Neera Tanden, Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund; President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Presentation of report findings:
Erik Stegman, Manager, Half in Ten, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured panelists:
Lloyd Lamm, Regional Banking Executive, Capital Region, First National Bank of Pennsylvania
Bishop Gene Robinson, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

Moderated by:
Wade Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Call to action:
Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHEN:

Monday, November 19, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Map & Directions

RSVP:

RSVP to attend this event

For more information, please contact Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6277.

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