The Future of Progressive States: Policies to Create Jobs and Expand Opportunities

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Slate's Matt Yglasias, SEIU's Hector Figueroa, & The New School's Jeff Smith
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Progressive state and local governments strive to build economies that create jobs, boost incomes, foster educational opportunity and strengthen government’s fiscal base. With continued congressional gridlock, the progressive agenda for these laboratories of democracy is more important than ever. Maryland Governor and former Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley discusses how states can secure the middle class and promote new and shared prosperity.


Keynote remarks by Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

Matt Yglesias, economics writer, Slate
Hector Figueroa, president, 32BJ Service Employees International Union

Jeff Smith, assistant professor of politics and advocacy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School.

WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:30 am to 10:30 am
WHERE: The New School's Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (Room I202), Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street
TICKETS: Free, no tickets or RSVP required

Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School.The Center’s public policy forums are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Milano Foundation. The Center for New York City Affairs is an applied policy research institute based at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

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