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Register for Budget Matters 2013

Posted by taral at Sep 12, 2013 04:55 PM |

Three months from today, hundreds of people will gather for Budget Matters 2013. Be among them -- registration is now open.

Budget Matters 2013 will highlight strategies to close existing gaps in opportunity and outcome, with a particular focus on racial and income inequality.

Our second annual policy conference will bring together policy experts, advocates, elected officials, the media, and community members for a day of dynamic conversations and targeted solutions. Panel discussions will include topics like middle class jobs, revenue options, effective messaging,  and the impact of budget cuts on communities of color.

When: Thursday, December 12th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Washington State Convention Center in Seattle

Special Guest Speakers:

Cost: Early bird tickets are $75 (before October 31st), and then tickets are $90 per person. Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, and all plenary and panel discussions. Registration deadline is Friday, December 6th.

We are able to offer a limited number of subsidized tickets based on need, available on a first come, first serve basis. For more infomation: contact Ben Secord at bens(at) budgetandpolicy.org or call (206) 262-0973 x 224.

More information and registration can be found here.

Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn't do this without your support.

 

WSHA CHNW

SEIU    Campion   


UFCW       CHEF


  PLG    WFA

FP

Washington State Nurses Association

Sprague Israel Giles Inc.

 

Budget Matters 2013: Mind the Opportunity Gap is an event you won't want to miss. Click here to register today.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Watch the Budget Matters Plenary 

View the Budget Matters 2016 conference plenary panel, "What's at Stake in the 2017-2019 Budget: Funding McCleary and Beyond," on TVW. Moderated by Ann Dornfeld of KUOW with a budget overview by our own Andy Nicholas, the panel features Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year; Lew Moore of the Washington Research Council; Roxana Norouzi of OneAmerica; and Sen. Christine Rolfes. The plenary starts after a brief intro by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and an intro video by Gov. Inslee.

Our Legislative Agenda

Our agenda for the 2015-2017 biennium calls for an equitable, sustainable revenue system in addition to state investments that: promote a world-class education system; sustain a strong middle class; produce living-wage jobs, and ensure that all Washingtonians have equal opportunity to get ahead. 

Testimonies in Olympia

We testified in support of a number of important bills during the 2016 legislative session. Take a look:

  • Our testimony (at the 23:23 minute mark) on the House Bill that would take a two-generation approach to preventing poverty 
  • Our testimony (at the 1:54:09 mark) on the House bill focused on aerospace-related tax breaks
  • Our House testimony (at the 9:25 mark) and Senate testimony (at the 1:44:54 mark) on the two-generation approach to poverty prevention bill 

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