The Washington State Budget & Policy Center invites you to attend the Budget Matters 2020 Virtual Summit on November 17. The annual event will be an opportunity to connect online with community members, elected officials, advocates, and more to discuss how Washington state can build an equitable recovery from COVID-19.

This year’s summit will open with a conversation entitled “Where we go from here: Ensuring an equitable recovery.” Champion for justice Paola Maranan will moderate a panel of leaders from across Washington: Abigail Scholar of Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors and Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, Pam Duncan of Metropolitan Development Council, and Toni Lodge of the Native Project (pictured left to right above). 

Attendees will have a chance to dive deeper into three critical policy areas during breakout sessions focused on community investments, cash assistance programs, and equitable revenue. The session on community investments will feature Josephine Tamayo Murray of the Communities of Concern Commission and Kamau Chege of the Washington Census Alliance. They will discuss the need for stronger state budget investments in community-based solutions that strive to advance racial justice. The other sessions will focus on commonsense solutions to help build an equitable economic recovery including policies like the Working Families Tax Credit and a capital gains tax.

There will also be opportunities to network online with other like-minded folks and to enjoy a virtual art show prior to the event. 

Event information:

— Tuesday November 17, 2020
— 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
— Registration starts at $20 (before fees). If cost is a barrier for you, please reach out to  [email protected].
Closed captioning and Spanish interpretation will be available during the entire program and all three breakout sessions.

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