Join Us: Sept. 6 CHN Webinar To Preview New Census Data

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August 21, 2018

Unemployment is down, but workers’ pay is losing ground. Did low-income people make gains in 2017? What is helping? What is standing in the way?

On Thursday, Sept. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET, CHN will host its annual Census webinar to help prepare advocates for the new data coming out the following week, on Sept. 12 and 13. The webinar is entitled, Poverty, Income, Health, and Work: What Can We Learn from the New Census Data? You can register here.

The webinar will feature Jared Bernstein, economics expert and Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Deborah Weinstein, CHN Executive Director. Bernstein will discuss what to watch for when the data is released and what it means; Weinstein will explain where you can find the data you need and how to use it to influence key decision-makers on a local, state and national level.

The webinar will be moderated by Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs for the Food Research & Action Center. It comes at a time when the Trump Administration is considering key policies that could influence the poverty rate in the U.S. – everything from raising rents for people living in affordable housing to policies that will result in people losing access to health care to punitive requirements that will result in fewer people receiving SNAP benefits and Medicaid.

If you’d like to get a preview of what to expect from the webinar, you can listen to last year’s Census webinar and download the slides here.

Again, to register for the Sept. 6 webinar, go here. Please note that all registrants will receive slides, a link to the recording, and other follow-up materials following the webinar. The webinar will feature captioning and an ASL interpreter.

 

 

 



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