Center for American Progress Action

ADVISORY: Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth

Press Contacts

  • Laura Pereyra

About This Event

On October 26th, the Half in Ten campaign will release its inaugural report to start the clock on tracking the nation’s progress toward cutting poverty in half over the next decade. Over the past 12 months, the campaign held several roundtable discussions with policymakers, researchers, and advocates to identify effective indicators that will demonstrate how the nation is doing in terms of creating good jobs, strengthening families and creating a path to economic security. As a result of this year long process, the campaign has developed a set of indicators that it will use over the next ten years to measure the nation’s progress toward cutting poverty and expanding opportunities. The report includes four essays, each followed by a corresponding set of indicators, which will also be available at the state level. The essays and indicators focus on:

  • Overall Poverty in the United States;
  •  More Good Jobs;
  • Strengthening Families and Communities; and
  • Family Economic Security

The report also outlines a set of policy priorities that policymakers should enact in the near term to get us on the correct path to start reducing poverty and expanding opportunity for all.

Keynote Speaker:

Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor

Introduced by:

John Podesta, Chair and Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured Panelists:

Anna Burger, Board member, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Chanelle Hardy, Senior Vice President for Policy, National Urban League

Tara Marks, co-director, Just Harvest in Pittsburgh; contributor, Half in Ten story mapping project

Moderated by:

Barbara Ehrenreich, author Nickel and Dimed

Special Presentation:

Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

Closing Remarks:

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

Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.

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Location

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions 
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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