Center for American Progress Action

ADVISORY: Strengthening Families: Developing a Progressive Agenda that Promotes Family Stability and Cuts Poverty
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ADVISORY: Strengthening Families: Developing a Progressive Agenda that Promotes Family Stability and Cuts Poverty

June 9, 2011, 9:30am – 11:00am

About This Event

A progressive view of the role of government supports the notion that governments should act affirmatively to create and protect the conditions necessary for all families and children to thrive. Developing policies to support and stabilize families should go beyond a narrow focus on marriage promotion and unmarried childbearing; policies should reflect the fact that decisions related to family structure, relationships and parenting are inherently personal, and are made complex by one’s life and economic circumstances. Progressive policies must recognize and address the reality of today’s complex family dynamics.

This discussion will examine the challenges facing low-income families in today’s economy, while discussing tangible policy goals that will help strengthen all families and create positive outcomes for their children. Additional topics will include strategies to help build strong family connections through supportive environments, economic support, and safe relationships and how these approaches can help reduce poverty in the United States.

Welcoming Remarks:

Debbie Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

Keynote Speaker:

Senator Ben Cardin, (D-MD)

Panel Introduction:

Joy Moses, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Panelists:

Racquel S. Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity, White House Domestic Policy Council

Lisalyn Jacobs, Vice President for Government Relations, Legal Momentum

Aisha Moodie-Mills, Advisor, LGBT Policy and Racial Justice, Center for American Progress

Moderator:

Peter Edelman, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

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For more information, call 202-682-1611

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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