We’re all navigating significant change as we move into 2017: a new Administration, a new Congress, new state and local policy environments and more. With all that’s at stake, now is the time to map out how we can work together most powerfully to advance economic opportunity at the local, state and federal levels while protecting all the progress that we’ve made so far.
In partnership with the Assets & Opportunity Network Steering Committee, CFED will facilitate virtual listening sessions in eight regions across the country in the first couple of weeks of 2017. SCACED will be hosting the Southeast session on January 5, 2017, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi & South Carolina. It will be moderated by SCACED President & CEO, Bernie Mazyck.
Virtual Southeast Listening and Strategy Session
Thursday, January 5th
Noon CST / 1 pm EST
Each Virtual Regional Listening & Strategy Session will last an hour and will include:
- Peer-to-peer sharing about the risks facing vulnerable families, state and local policy priorities and lessons learned about which strategies are most effective in achieving progress.
- Updates on CFED’s perspectives on federal policy challenges and the opportunities we see to drive our collective strategies forward.
- Discussion about opportunities for organizations and individuals to engage at local, regional or federal levels.
- The chance to voice which types of support would be most valuable to you as you work to create opportunity in your state or community.
These Virtual Regional Listening & Strategy Sessions are open to anyone committed to creating a more equitable economy. All sessions will take place via interactive conference call.
It is more important now than ever that we work together to make economic opportunity a reality for all. Your participation in these sessions is vital as we chart a new course. We encourage organizations that are working to empower all U.S. families to become more financially secure to join the session for your region.
Questions? Email Fran Rosebush Baylor, Director of Field Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org.