Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, February 6, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a discussion with Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Héctor Figueroa, president of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, the largest property services union in the country, about what cities can do to increase mobility, strengthen the middle class, and get the country back on track to broadly shared prosperity. Joel Rogers, director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, or COWS, will also present a new report, titled “Cities at Work: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class,” which includes more than 100 recommendations for how cities can blaze the trail toward a more equitable and prosperous future.
Progressive leaders in city 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 risk of falling behind, and advance 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.
Neera Tanden, Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund; President, Center for American Progress
Héctor Figueroa, President, 32BJ Service Employees International Union
Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mayor Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joel Rogers, Director, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, or COWS
February 6, 2014
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:15 p.m. ET
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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