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ADVISORY: Half in Ten Campaign and Catalyst Miami Host South Florida Anti-Poverty Summit

 

                    
 
 
For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                  
November 6, 2014                                                                                                                           

 

 

ADVISORY: Half in Ten Campaign and Catalyst Miami Host South Florida Anti-Poverty Summit
 
Miami, Florida — On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Half in Ten campaign will join Catalyst Miami and South Florida Voices for Working Families to co-host South Florida’s first anti-poverty summit, titled “The Time is Now: Building a South Florida Movement to Cut Poverty and Create Opportunity,” in Miami. The event will bring together service providers, social justice advocates, policymakers, media, and local and national policy experts to learn from recent success, build new partnerships, discuss policy priorities, and develop a joint strategy to make poverty reduction a real and accountable priority in 2016.
Speakers will include State Sen. Dwight Bullard (D-39); State Reps. Cynthia Stafford (D-109) and Barbara Watson (D-107); Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez and Miami-Dade County Commissioner-elect Daniella Levine Cava; and Monica Russo, president of SEIU Florida State Council, Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, among others.
 
RSVP to this event.
 
WHO:
State Sen. Dwight Bullard (D-39)
State Rep. Cynthia Stafford (D-109)
State Rep. Barbara Watson (D-107)
Mayor Cindy Lerner, Village of Pinecrest
City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, District 5
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, District 7
Miami-Dade County Commissioner-elect Daniella Levine Cava, District 8
Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida State Council, Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU
Clarence Washington, President of Transport Workers Union Local 291, AFL-CIO
Karen Woodall, Executive Director, Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy
Nely Rodriguez, Senior Staff Member and Leader, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Miami-Dade County Public Schools School Board Member, District 2
Phillip Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders
WHEN:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET
A complete agenda, including a rundown of panel sessions, can be 
viewed here.
WHERE:
University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park
1951 NW 7th Avenue, 6th Floor
Miami, Florida, 33136
RSVP:
Clickhere to RSVP. (required) Registration closes at 3:00PM on November 6th, 2014. 
 
For more information, contact Carla Strickland at CarlaS@catalystmiami.org or 786.414.1292 or Chelsea Kiene at ckiene@americanprogressaction.org or 202.478.5328.


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The Center for American Progress Action Fundis the sister advocacy organization of the Center for American Progress. The Action Fund transforms progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world. The Action Fund is also the home of the Progress Report.