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Van Jones at Budget Matters 2012

Posted by taral at Oct 19, 2012 12:50 PM |

Our first annual Policy Conference is Thursday, December 13th, and we are pleased to announce that Van Jones, President and Co-founder of Rebuild the Dream will be our lunch speaker.

Van Jones

Budget Matters 2012: Moving Washington's Economy Forward, is a full day conference featuring national and state policy experts, policy makers, and community leaders from around the state.

A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times Best Sellers: The Green Collar Economy, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives in 2012 and beyond. In 2009, Van worked as an advisor to the Obama White House.

Get your tickets today, you won't want to miss this!

• Early bird registration is $50 until November 16th
• Registration goes up to $60 after November 16th
• Final deadline to register is December 7th

Conference registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Payment is accepted by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to the Washington State Budget & Policy Center and mailed to 1402 Third Avenue, Suite 1215, Seattle, WA 98101.

Buy your tickets here.

We look forward to seeing you on December 13th!

For general conference information and subsidized ticket inquiries, contact Ben Secord at bens(at) or 206-262-0973 x224.

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