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Top 10 Reasons To Attend Budget Matters 2012

Posted by taral at Nov 09, 2012 09:25 PM |

Do you need a reason to attend to our first annual policy conference Budget Matters 2012: Moving Washington's Economy Forward? 

How about 10 of them?

10). Policy conferences are much more fun than webinars.

9). The early bird registration deadline ends in one week (Friday, Nov. 16th). Save money by registering  today.

8). Van Jones is our lunch speaker. He’s an author, speaker, CNN contributor, and former advisor to President Obama.

7). Because you need to know what “McCleary” means.

6). We have pulled together policy experts, elected officials, and advocates who will share their thoughts on some of the state’s most pressing issues (check out the panel descriptions here)

5). The election is over and you now have free time.

4). The 2013 Legislative Session will focus on big decisions such as education funding and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

3).  We do a lot of graphs, but they just don't seem to bring people together.

2).  Did we mention Van Jones?

1). The choices we make now will impact our state for decades to come.

         

For general conference information and subsidized ticket inquiries, contact Ben Secord . More information can be found on the event webpage here.

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Come join our fun, hard-wording team of people who are passionate about social and economic justice! We're seeking a Development Manager and a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst. (For the analyst position, we will be giving priority review to applications received by Wednesday, August 3.

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