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2010 Policy Conference

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New York State Policy Conference

Good Ideas in Hard Times

Thursday, December 2, 2010
9am - 3pm
Kimmel Center, New York University
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

[Full Agenda]

Presenter Resources

Keynote Address: Joel Rogers, Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS)
Lunchtime Remarks: Amy Traub, Drum Major Institute
Lunchtime Plenary Address: Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School
[Presentation] [EPI Briefing Paper]

Conference Panels:

New Transit Initiatives to Put New Yorkers Back to Work
Moderator: Helen Chin, Surdna Foundation
Soledad Gaztambide, United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park (UPROSE)
[NYS Transportatn Equity Network] [Transit Riders for Public Transportatn]
Frank Goldsmith, Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100
Jeff Jones, New York State Apollo Alliance
[Make It In America Executive Summary]
Hon. Daniel Squadron, New York State Senate
Veronica Vanterpool, Tri-State Transportation Coalition

State Level Financial Reforms for Working Families
Moderator: Sunshine Ludder, Center for Working Families
Afua Atta-Mensah, Center for Working Families
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assembly
Frank Mauro, Fiscal Policy Institute
Claudia Wilner, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP)
Richard Winsten, Esq. Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

New York’s Response to Citizens United: Public Financing of Elections
Moderator: Jessica Wisneski, Citizen Action of New York
Hon. Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate
Hon. Gary Holder-Winfield, Connecticut General Assembly
Monica Youn, Brennan Center for Justice

Pushing the Promise of Green Jobs
Moderator: Emmaia Gelman, Center for Working Families
Adam Friedman, Pratt Center for Community Development
Myles Lennon, Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Eric Walker, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo
Jason Walsh, BlueGreen Alliance

Protecting New York’s Workers
Moderator: Paul Sonn, National Employment Law Project
Deborah Axt, Make the Road New York
[Wage Theft Campaign Update]
Laura Caruso, Service Employees International Union 32BJ
Jeff Eichler, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
[Living Wage Mtg Flier] [Living Wage Campaign Press Packet]
Joycelyn Gill-Campbell, Domestic Workers United
[Domestic Workers' Bill Goes Into Effect]
Joan Sullivan, New York State Comptroller’s Office

Maintaining & Creating Affordable Housing
Moderator: Afua Atta-Mensah, Center for Working Families
Judith Goldiner, Legal Aid Society
Jon Kest, New York Communities for Change
Patrick Markee, Coalition for the Homeless
Michael McKee, Tenants PAC
Sam Miller, Picture the Homeless

Good Ideas in Hard Times was co-convened by:
Citizen Action of New York • Communication Workers of America
Community Voices Heard
Drum Major InstituteFiscal Policy Institute
Make the Road New York
National Employment Law Project
New York Jobs with JusticeNew York Stimulus Alliance
Progressive States Network Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ

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