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Opportunity, poverty and national policy

June 29, 2016

Opportunity, poverty and national policy

June 29, 2016

Policy Matters co-sponsors forum on poverty during the Republican National Convention.

Contact: Bill Nichols, 202-524-5644

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Local and national leaders will participate in a wide-ranging conversation about how federal policy can create opportunity and provide pathways out of poverty, both in Cleveland and around the country, at an event during the Republican National Convention. Sponsored by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Policy Matters Ohio and Cleveland State University, the policy forum will present a non-partisan discussion about the challenges faced by low-income families in Cleveland and surrounding communities. The conversation, moderated by CNN political editor Juana Summers and Policy Matters Ohio Executive Director Amy Hanauer, will also explore how Republicans may respond in the fall campaign and when the new administration and Congress take power. A similar event, sponsored by Spotlight and Temple University, will take place in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention. An initial panel, featuring local experts and stakeholders, will focus on issues fueling the poverty debate in Cleveland, followed by a second panel featuring national GOP representatives. (Senior members of the GOP congressional leadership have been invited, as well as party leaders.) WHAT: Panel discussions featuring local experts and national experts on poverty and opportunity. WHEN: July 18, 2016, 9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT WHERE: Cleveland State University Music Building - Waetjen Auditorium 2001 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 WHO: Baldemar Velasquez, founder and president of the national Farm Laborers organizing committee. Ronnie Dunn, associate professor in the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State. Colleen Cotter, executive director, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland. Senior Republican members of Congress and party leaders (invited) Moderators - Juana Summers, political editor, CNN and Amy Hanauer, executive director, Policy Matters Ohio.


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