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Join us for Budget Matters in Seattle with Glenn Harris
Wednesday, December 6, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center Room 606-609, Seattle
Tickets: $60 early bird by Nov. 6, $70 after that date



About the Event:

Strong communities, healthy families, opportunities to thrive: these are the kinds of things we all want for every Washingtonian. A person's opportunity to thrive should not be determined by their race, ethnicity, or zip code. Yet statewide data make it clear that economic prosperity is not being shared equitably by everyone, in part because of policies that continue to advance structural racism. This has to change. Allowing everyone to benefit from economic growth is good for our economy and good for the future progress of our state. And at a time when the well-being of people with low and middle incomes is threatened by harmful federal policy proposals, it more important than ever that we work together in our state to lift up everyone and to advance shared prosperity.

Join the Washington State Budget & Policy Center at the Budget Matters 2017 Seattle Policy Summit to hear from Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward and publisher of Colorlines. You will also hear from a soon-to-be-announced panel of community leaders and elected officials. And the Budget & Policy Center will also launch our 2017 iteration of our Progress Index project at Budget Matters. The new Progress Index will be a series of analyses that show how equity is the engine for a prosperous economy.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Glenn Harris is the president of Race Forward and publisher of Colorlines. Race Forward is a new union of two leading racial justice nonprofits: Race Forward and Center for Social Inclusion, where Glenn served as president starting in 2014. Glenn has over 25 years of experience working with community groups, foundations, and government agencies on issues of race and social justice. He previously worked with the City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative, and he has supported the start of similar initiatives in jurisdictions across the country. He is a board member of organizations including the Willamette Valley Law Project and the City Parks Alliance.


Click here to apply for a discounted ticket. Group rates are also available for groups of five or more. To inquire about group rates, to volunteer at the summit, or if you have other questions, please email bnpinfo(at)budgetandpolicy(dot)org. (Volunteers will have the opportunity to have their ticket cost waived.)

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We will host two Budget Matters policy summits this year – one in Spokane on October 31 and one in Seattle on December 6! 

Our Policy Priorities

Washington state should be a place where all our residents have strong communities, great schools, and the chance for a bright future. Our 2017-2019 Legislative Agenda outlines the priorities we are working to advance to build a better Washington.

Budget Beat!

Check out the Budget Beat webinars we hosted throughout the 2017 legislative session, including our most recent Budget Beat about federal budget proposals, featuring Louisa Warren of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on our YouTube channel

Testimonies in Olympia

To advance our legislative priorities, the Budget & Policy Center team was in the state capitol throughout session testifying on a wide range of bills. Watch our testimonies on TVW:
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