Thank you for your interest in our recent webinar, “Budgeting for Prosperity: Cutting Poverty While Cutting Our Long-Term Deficits.”
On the webinar, a distinguished panel of speakers from Half in Ten, the Center for American Progress, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) spoke about how we can dramatically reduce poverty, grow our economy, and restore shared prosperity even as we deal with long-term deficit reduction. Click here to access a complete recording of the webinar.
With consequential lame duck fights approaching on tax fairness, the safety net, and deficit reduction, it’s more important than ever that we equip ourselves with effective advocacy resources to ensure low-income families are protected going forward. Here are some action steps and relevant resources to get you started:
- Concerned about how nutrition assistance, refundable tax credits, job training, and more are on the chopping block in Congress? Share your story about how the safety net has helped you or the clients you serve. It takes only two minutes to submit a story, but your story can have endless impact on the national debate.
- Check out our action toolkit to learn how you can change the conversation on poverty—organize a community event, mobilize your network on social media, and hold candidates accountable on cutting poverty.
- Learn more about what to expect this fall and beyond—register today for Heading for a Fiscal Cliff? a webinar hosted by the Coalition on Human Needs. The 8/20 webinar will feature Senator Patty Murray, RSVP today!
- Missed the webinar? Click here to access the slides and complete recording.
- This new brief from the Center for American Progress shows how cutting poverty, even in the context of deficit reduction, is doable when we make the right budget choices. Click here to access CAP’s full budget plan, which cuts poverty and balances the budget.
- This new interactive timeline shows how we’ve come together in the recent past to ensure that low-income families are protected in deficit reduction.
- The Congressional Progressive Caucus has put forth a budget that promotes shared prosperity and makes investments in key programs that mitigate poverty and hardship. Check it out here.
- “Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All,” a recent paper put forth by Jacob Hacker and Nathaniel Loewentheil of Yale University, shows how creating shared prosperity for all enhances our long-term economic growth.
Thanks again for joining us for this webinar and we look forward to working with you to cut poverty in half in 10 years.