Event: Policies to Improve Job Opportunities and End Hunger

WASHINGTON--()--Bread for the World Institute is releasing a new report that offers Congress a menu of policies that would improve job opportunities for low-income people in the United States. The Jobs Challenge: Working to End Hunger by 2030 argues that improving job opportunities is the only sustainable path to ending hunger.

The Jobs Challenge will be launched Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. at the National Press Club. The event opens with a moderated “fireside chat” with Jimmy Kemp of the Jack Kemp Foundation and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. They will discuss ideas to improve job opportunities for low-income workers and create a more inclusive economy.

The event concludes with a panel of diverse experts who will reflect on some of the barriers faced by workers living in poverty and policy solutions that can help them overcome these barriers.

The Jobs Challenge offers a number of recommendations to improve job opportunities and make sure that all jobs provide a pathway out of poverty. These include immigration and criminal justice reform, investments in infrastructure in distressed communities, and increasing the minimum wage.

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WHO:

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Jimmy Kemp, president of the Jack Kemp Foundation

Thea Lee, president of the Economic Policy Institute

Rafi Peterson, runs a house for returning citizens on Chicago’s southwest side and is a leader of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network

Diana Ramirez, deputy director for campaigns at the Restaurant Opportunities Centers

Margery Austin Turner, senior vice president for program planning and management at the Urban Institute

Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World

Asma Lateef, director of Bread for the World Institute

Todd Post, senior editor of the Bread for the World Institute Hunger Report

 

WHAT:

The release of Bread for the World Institute’s 2018 Hunger Report: The Jobs Challenge: Working to End Hunger by 2030

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET

(Continental breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.)

 

WHERE:

National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge,

529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
 

Bread for the World (www.bread.org) is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

Contacts

Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077
cford@bread.org

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Bread for the World is releasing a new report that offers Congress a menu of policies that would improve job opportunities for low-income people.

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Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077
cford@bread.org