Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Coalition on Human Needs
Towards Shared Recovery
People and Communities are Hurting.How Helping Them is Not Only Right --It's the Best Way to Boost the Economy
Webinar: Friday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. eastern time (noon Pacific time)
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Please join us to learn about proposals before Congress to respond to the recession, and about a growing effort by advocates to support the most effective forms of aid: extending unemployment benefits, help with the high cost of food and home energy, funds to prevent cuts to Medicaid, child support, and other services, and school repair. (For more information, see Towards Shared Recovery, at

This 60-minute webinar will feature a Member of Congress (details coming soon), Jared Bernstein, Director of the Living Standards program at the Economic Policy Institute, a prominent, engaging, jargon-free economist, and Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, to explain how putting more money in the hands of people and communities who need it is the best way to reverse the recession, as well as one of the best prospects this year for federal help to those in need. Ellen Teller of the Food Research and Action Center will moderate. It's a great way to get answers to your questions about the recession and to learn about easy steps to take to make sure Congress knows this assistance is urgently needed.

Sign up today - and forward this message to let others know. It's free, thanks to the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The webinar and related materials will be available on the Coalition on Human Needs' website after the live presentation. Please sign up to be sure you get the links to all the information we will make available.

This webinar is sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs in partnership with: ACORN; AFSCME; American Friends Service Committee; Center for Law and Social Policy; Community Action Partnership; Emergency Campaign for America's Priorities; Food Research and Action Center; Jewish Council for Public Affairs; National Association for State Community Services Program; National Association of Social Workers; National Head Start Association; National Research Center for Women & Families; National WIC Association; National Women's Law Center; NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby; OMB Watch; Public Education Network; RESULTS; SEIU; USAction; Voices for America's Children; Wider Opportunities for Women; YWCA USA.

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