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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) budgetandpolicy.org or 206-262-0973 x224.

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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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