Monday, March 5, 2012

Combating Veteran Unemployment, Poverty and Homelessness with Smart Budget Choices

From our friends at Half in Ten.
March 7, 2012, 10:00am – 11:00am

Admission is free.

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Distinguished panelists:
Robert Greenstein, President of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Koby J. Langley, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
Tom Tarantino, Deputy Policy Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Moderator:
Neera Tanden, Counselor to Center for American Progress Action Fund and President, Center for American Progress

As our nation winds down wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands of veterans are coming home. But too many of them are returning to levels of unemployment higher than that of the civilian population, poverty, and even homelessness. What can we do to ensure they return to jobs and opportunity?

As America wrangles over the right way to cut our long-term deficits, we face critical choices and trade-offs. Please join the Half in Ten campaign and the Center for American Progress Action Fund where our distinguished panel will explore how, without undermining our national security, we can reduce the unprecedented level of nonwar defense spending and invest in growing our middle class here at home to build greater prosperity for veterans and nonveterans alike.

March 7, 2012, 10:00am – 11:00am

WATCH this event via live video on our website
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