Washington, D.C. — The next decade will prove pivotal to the future of the United States. America will either adopt an ambitious program of national rebuilding and address the serious challenges of the present day, or it will confront continued national stagnation. National rebuilding requires bold, immediate, and interlocking action to subdue a devastating pandemic, recover from the resulting economic collapse, reduce societal inequalities, address climate change, and navigate the shifting tectonic plates of the international system.
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the Center for American Progress will host a virtual event with Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) and distinguished panelists to release “A More Perfect Union,” a framework for national policymaking centered on an expansive but achievable set of multiyear goals to rewire America’s economy, rebuild the social safety net, and reconnect America with the rest of the world.
From implementing coordinated federal and state action to control the coronavirus pandemic, to rewiring America’s economy to run on 100 percent clean energy, to rebuilding America’s social safety net, the challenge ahead will be monumental. At the same time, in order to strengthen its people at home, America will need to take new steps to reconnect the country to the rest of the world in order to protect U.S. interests, while also dealing cooperatively with other nations on problems such as pandemics, climate change, and poverty.
Introductory remarks and moderator:
Mara Rudman, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress
Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA)
Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, city of Los Angeles
John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress
January 13, 2021, 12:15 p.m. ET – 1:45 p.m. ET
You must RSVP to attend this event. An email will then be sent with instructions on how to watch.
“Building A More Perfect Union: A Policy Blueprint for Rewiring the Economy, Rebuilding the Social Safety Net, and Reconnecting America With the World”
For more information, please contact Claudia Montecinos at gro.ssergorpnacirema@sonicetnomc.