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ADVISORY: What’s at Stake for the Working-Class in a Trump Administration?
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: What’s at Stake for the Working-Class in a Trump Administration?

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, December 12, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion on how progressives can defend the working class during the Trump administration, and where the progressive movement must go from here to effectively champion a policy agenda to cut poverty and expand opportunity for those who have been left behind. The event will include a conversation with CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden and reporter Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, a first-hand account of how a working family could be affected, and a panel of experts.

Click here to RSVP or watch the livestream.

With economic anxiety at the forefront of the recent presidential election, many struggling Americans placed their bets on Donald Trump and his promises to save their jobs. Meanwhile, low-income and working-class families are among the groups with the most to lose under the new administration and Congress.

The new political landscape poses tremendous risks for Americans who are struggling on the financial brink. Repealing the Affordable Care Act could take away much-needed health insurance from the 22 million people who have gained it under the law, with particularly devastating consequences for low-income people, people with disabilities, and communities of color. Almost no program that serves low- and moderate-income families is safe from cuts. The policies outlined in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “A Better Way” agenda would slash critical programs—from Social Security to nutrition and housing assistance to early childhood education and more—while protecting tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.


Monday, December 12, 2016
10:15 a.m.  – 11:45 a.m. ET


Opening Remarks:
Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress

Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

Stephanie Land, Center for Community Change Writing Fellow

Featured panelists:
Bob Greenstein, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Steve Savner , Director of Public Policy,Center for Community Change
Bishop Dwayne Royster , Political Director of PICO National Network
Steve Kreisberg, Director of Research and Collective Bargaining Services, AFSCME
Michelle Taylor, Witnesses to Hunger Program, Drexel University

Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress


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For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Liz Bartolomeo at [email protected] or 202.481.8151.