This appeared in the Nonprofiteer’s e-mail box.
She can’t make it to Washington but would be interested in reports from anyone who can.
Media and Policy Briefing
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: Foundations Ask Presidential Candidates What
They’ll Do For America
WHEN: OCT. 30, 2007, NOON TO 2 P.M.
WHERE: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
529 14TH ST. N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C.
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, a major foundation initiative to push the
issues of poverty and opportunity in America center stage during the 2008
presidential campaign and into the next Congress, will be launched Oct. 30, 2007,
noon to 2 p.m. at the National Press Club.
The launch event will include:
-Release of the Spotlight on Poverty website including filmed responses of several
presidential candidates answering questions on poverty in America. The website will
provide daily news updates, opinion, research, and census data.
-Release of a definitive poll on Americans’ evolving attitudes toward poverty and
hunger, accompanied by a report on how candidates should respond.
-A discussion moderated by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne with:
-Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.
-Jack Kemp, co-founder of Empower America and former presidential candidate and
secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development.
-U.S. Rep. James McGovern, co-chair of the Congressional Hunger Center and key
sponsor of the bi-partisan Food Stamp Challenge.
-Jim McLaughlin, founder of McLaughlin and Associates and nationally recognized
public opinion expert and political consultant.
A display room featuring the work of national policy and research organizations to
address poverty in America.
Other speakers include David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and the
Alliance to End Hunger; John Bridgeland, president and CEO of Civic Enterprises and
former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Thomas Freedman, founder
and president of Freedman Consulting and senior advisor to President Clinton;
Douglas W. Nelson, president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; and Andrea Silbert,
president of the Eos Foundation.
RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE VERY LIMITED.
PLEASE R.S.V.P. BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 BY E-MAILING firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is an initiative of the Annie E. Casey
Foundation, Eos Foundation,
and other major national foundations.