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ADVISORY: Gov. Ted Strickland, Bill Burton Discuss Poverty in America

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285
Email: kpeters@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. — Today at 2:00 p.m. ET,  TalkPoverty.org will host it’s first live online conversation about poverty in America. Streaming via Google Hangouts, participants will discuss addressing poverty in our communities and how our nation can dramatically reduce it.

Participants:

  • Gov. Ted Strickland, Six-time Congressman and President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Bill Burton, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Strategy Group, Former Deputy White House Press Secretary and Special Assistant to the president, and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
  • Amanda Bornfree, Working mother and contributor to Our American Story
  • Melissa Boteach, Moderator; Vice President for Half in Ten and the Poverty and Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress

When:
Tuesday, June 3
2:00 p.m. ET – 2:40 p.m. ET

Where:
This live conversation will stream live via Google Hangout. Visit this link to join the conversation.

Ask questions and offer insights by tweeting at @TalkPoverty or posting on the TalkPoverty.org Facebook page. Use the hashtag #talkpovertylive during the conversation.

For additional information contact Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6285.

Background on TalkPoverty.org

Half in Ten Education Fund, a project of the Center for American Progress, recently launched TalkPoverty.org to better informing the American public about poverty and solutions to dramatically reduce it. Spearheaded by CAP Senior Fellow Greg Kaufmann, former poverty correspondent for The NationTalkPoverty.org features posts written by low-income people, advocates working to address poverty, researchers, and others. In addition to blog content, TalkPoverty.org serves as a hub for the most recent statistics and resources about poverty.

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