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The Forgotten 40 Percent: Restoring American Opportunity

By Sean Luechtefeld on 11/05/2012 @ 05:00 PM

Please join Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and CFED for an expert discussion on one of the top issues facing policymakers in the wake of the election.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
9:00 am – 10:30 am
CFED, 1200 G Street NW, 4th Floor Washington, DC
Breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m.

Two Ways to Join: In Person and Online!

Among the biggest challenges facing the next Administration and Congress is restoring the battered fortunes of American households. While job losses loomed large as an issue this fall, many more Americans are facing vastly diminished wealth, savings and opportunity.

At this event, based on the centerpiece symposium in the Fall 2012 issue of Democracy, some of the best minds on economic mobility and wealth creation will argue that Washington’s top post-election priority should be to restore American opportunity. They’ll also offer up their best ideas on how to do it, ranging from tax reform to encouraging savings and beefing up consumer protections. Speakers include:

  • Andrea Levere, President, CFED
  • Ray Boshara, Senior Advisor and Community Development Policy Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • James Carr, Fellow, The Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, The Urban Institute
  • Jim Tankersley, Economics Correspondent, National Journal

In addition to these dynamic speakers, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) will offer opening remarks.

Participation is free, but advanced registration is required. To RSVP to attend in person, email To listen online via live webinar, please register here.


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