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The Politics of Economic Opportunity: Will Growing Poverty Affect Election 2012?

The American Academy of Political and Social Science

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will host a half-day forum examining how the struggles facing growing numbers of low-income families will affect the 2012 elections. The forum will also include the release of new polling data from Spotlight that looks at how voter concerns about growing poverty are influencing perceptions about candidates.

Maureen Bunyan of ABC 7 News and a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists will serve as emcee. The forum will present two panel discussions featuring major national pollsters, political analysts and members of the media. Sterling Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will provide remarks.

 

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Agenda

9:00 a.m. Breakfast available
9:30 10:00 a.m

Welcome and release of polling data. Sterling Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will provide remarks.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m                                 

Panel 1: How will the problems facing low-income Americans influence 2012 election strategy?

11:00 a.m. – Noon Panel 2: How have the country's continuing economic struggles affected media coverage of poverty?
Noon Closing


Panelists

Panel 1: How will the problems facing low-income Americans influence 2012 election strategy?

  • Moderator: John Harris, editor-in-chief, POLITICO
  • Celinda Lake, president, Lake Research Partners
  • Jim McLaughlin, president & partner, McLaughlin & Associates
  • Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress
  • Dave Winston, president, The Winston Group

Panel 2: How have the country's continuing economic struggles affected media coverage of poverty?

  • Moderator: Clarence Page, op-ed columnist, Chicago Tribune
  • E.J. Dionne, op-ed columnist, The Washington Post
  • Pam Fessler, correspondent for poverty & philanthropy, NPR
  • Michael Gerson, op-ed columnist, The Washington Post
  • Bob Herbert, distinguished senior fellow, Dēmos

The forum will not be webcast live but will be recorded and posted on the Spotlight website following the event.

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When & Where

1330 G Street, NW
Washington, 20005

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)


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The American Academy of Political and Social Science

The American Academy of Political and Social Science promotes the use of social science in the public domain and in policy-making. Its flagship journal, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, brings together public officials and scholars from across social science disciplines to address issues ranging from the transition to adulthood in developing countries to the current and future impact of the Great Recession, from enhanced government regulation to the influence of the criminal justice system on American civic life. http://www.aapss.org/

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