Moving Forward in the States: Proactive Organizing and Communications Strategies

Washington, DC
Monday, October 03, 2011


Moving Forward in the States: Proactive Organizing and Communications Strategies
Monday, October 03, 2011 - Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Public Welfare Foundation
True Reformer Building
Lankford Auditorium
1200 U Street, NW
Washington, DC

The Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) invites you to attend Moving Forward in the States, Proactive Organizing and Communications Strategies, October 3-5, 2011 in Washington, DC.  This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only.  Please join us to network with colleagues and:

  • Compare several potential strategies to alleviating poverty, including in rural states;
  • Determine how best to apply the lessons from recent successes on paid sick leave and minimum wage; and
  • Explore framing of messages to defend the role of government in helping lower income families. 

The Center for American Progress (CAP) is hosting a pre-meeting luncheon on October 3 from 1:30-2:30pm to discuss their proposed income security proposals that cut poverty significantly while achieving a balanced federal budget.  The luncheon discussion will be held at CAP, located at 1333 H Street, NW, 1st floor. Click here for more detailsTo RSVP, please contact Kathy Smith at or 202-481-8245.

A dinner program with Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will be offered on Monday, October 3 from 6:00-8:30pm at Eatonville, 2121 14th St., NW, Washington, DC. 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4 from 9:00-5:00pm and Wednesday, October 5 from 9:00-12:00pm.  Click here to view the preliminary agenda

We hope to see you in October!


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