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RELEASE: Secretary Tom Perez to Deliver Remarks on Resetting the Poverty Debate 50 Years After the Launch of the War on Poverty
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RELEASE: Secretary Tom Perez to Deliver Remarks on Resetting the Poverty Debate 50 Years After the Launch of the War on Poverty

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, October 29, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez will deliver remarks at the Center for American Progress Action Fund on the lessons of the five decades since the launch of the War on Poverty and our need to renew our commitment to cutting poverty.

At the event, the Half in Ten campaign will release its third annual report that tracks the nation’s and each state’s progress toward cutting poverty in half over the next decade through indicators relating to good jobs, strong families, and economic security and opportunity. The report will also outline a pathway forward, recommending a set of policy priorities to bring more families into the middle class.

The keynote speakers and panelists will tell the stories behind the numbers, explain our progress and shortfalls in the past 50 years, and discuss what we need to do to move the needle forward in cutting poverty in half.

WHO:

Keynote remarks:
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

Stories behind the statistics:
Chelsey Hagy, Our American Story contributor

Distinguished panelists:
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Rev. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
9:30 a.m. EST – 11:15 a.m. EST
A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:

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

RSVP:

RSVP for this event

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

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