Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Become a WOW Economic Security Champion!

(From our friends at Wider Opportunities for Women)

What is economic security really? Are generations working together or at odds? Are we on the same page with American families? Do they have any idea what we are talking about?

Today, there are organizations and coalitions across the country with similar goals but many differing definitions of economic need. To address this, Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) will host five regional meetings as part of their Building Bridges to Economic Security Campaign to discuss findings of national public opinion research on economic security to help guide advocacy, education and outreach efforts to promote economic security throughout one’s lifetime.

To encourage participation, WOW is calling on organizations to become our Economic Security Champions. Champions are organizations willing to embrace the framework of promoting economic security over a lifetime. Champions will be designated as key regional meeting partners and receive a monetary award.

The meetings will provide a forum for an array of organizations on a local and state level concerned about the economic justice of all Americans to discuss their priorities, share strategies and build new alliances. The meetings will be held in:

  • Chicago, Illinois on Monday, September 20th
  • Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 27th
  • Denver, Colorado on Friday, October 1st
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, October 4th
  • Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, October 8th

WOW will draw on the findings of research conducted by Lake Research Partners to offer messaging approaches and advocacy tools on selected policy goals that are of interest to organizations like yours. Thus far, key partners in this effort are the Center for Community Change, the National Council of the Aging, the Community Action Partnership, the Center for Community Futures and the National Association of State Community Service Programs.

WOW encourages your organization to apply for the award and to spread the word to your networks.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Stellrecht

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