Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, August 26, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) will join anti-poverty leaders for a discussion on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF, program and the politics of trying to improve the safety net in America. The discussion—hosted by TalkPoverty.org, a project of the Half in Ten Education Fund at the Center for American Progress—will examine how the program has worked and how it could be strengthened.
The event is part the TalkPoverty LIVE! series, which features live and interactive conversations via Google Hangouts on the ideas, themes, and facts found on TalkPoverty.org about how to reduce poverty in America.
- Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Member of the House Budget Committee and former TANF recipient
- LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Emily Edwards: Member of Witnesses to Hunger, current TANF recipient and part-time home health aide
- Greg Kaufmann, Moderator; Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Editor of TalkPoverty.org
Tuesday, August 26
2:00 p.m. ET – 2:50 p.m. ET
This live conversation will stream live via Google Hangout. Visit this link to join the conversation.
Participants can post questions by tweeting to @TalkPoverty with the hashtag #talkpovertylive or by posting on the TalkPoverty.org Facebook page during the conversation.
For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Chelsea Kiene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.478.5328.
TalkPoverty.org—a project of the Half in Ten Education Fund at the Center for American Progress—is an online hub dedicated to providing in-depth analysis and educational resources about poverty in America and what we can do at the local, state, and federal level to dramatically reduce it. Launched in May 2014, TalkPoverty.org is also home to a cutting-edge blog highlighting the vibrant voices of the anti-poverty community—people living in poverty and working to reduce poverty every day.