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Welcome to EARNConversations: Transformative Investments in Workers, Communities, and Job Quality

September 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Naomi Walker (Moderator), Director of EARN, Economic Policy Institute
  • Melissa Boteach, Vice President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning, National Women’s Law Center
  • Kitty Richards, Director of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, U.S. Treasury Office of Recovery Program
  • Branden Snyder, Executive Director, Detroit Action
  • Amy Sugimori, Director of Policy and Legislation, 32BJ SEIU


Session Description

In this session, speakers will reflect on critical learnings from the pandemic and discuss how they should be used to shape future policy. We will discuss ways state and local governments can make transformative investments in public infrastructure, high-quality jobs, public health systems, and worker supports using unprecedented levels of Federal support. Speakers will address how state and local recovery fund impact advocates and organizers, how resources can be leveraged to improve wages and working conditions, the need for investments in human capital, and strategies to engage in the political process to use federal funds.


September 27, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Economic Analysis & Research Network (EARN) at Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
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The Economic Policy Institute would like to thank the following funders for their ongoing and generous support for the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN): 
  • Anonymous  
  • American Federation of Teachers 
  • Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust 
  • Ford Foundation  
  • International Association of Machinists  
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Kresge Foundation  
  • National Association of Letter Carriers  
  • National Education Association 
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation 
  • Omidyar Network
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Service Employees International Union 
  • Surdna Foundation 
  • United Auto Workers  
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
  • United Food and Commercial Workers 
  • United Steelworkers of America 
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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