The American middle class is finally seeing real economic gains after being hit hard by the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession, as well as deeper trends of stagnant wages and rising costs. Much progress has been made over the last eight years, but more needs to be done. Americans are looking for the next president and Congress to enact policies that will raise wages and reduce the burden of major expenses such as child care, higher education, housing and retirement.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a keynote address from Vice President Joe Biden on ways to raise wages and rebuild wealth for the American middle class. A panel discussion on ways to restore middle-class economic security will follow.