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This Labor Day, while many Americans celebrate around family barbeques, millions of their neighbors will struggle to provide enough for their family to eat a full meal. This struggle is faced by too many Americans, including many that are working full-time. Food insecurity affects about one in seven households in the United States.
The Century Foundation and Hunger Free America invite you to a discussion on how raising the minimum wage can drive reductions in hunger among working families. The discussion will feature groundbreaking new research from TCF fellow William Rodgers III which looks at how a $15 federal minimum wage would lower the nation’s food insecurity rate by 6.5 percent.
A reception offering wine and cheese will take place directly following the event.
Panelists will include:
- Joel Berg: CEO, Hunger Free America
- Dan Cantor: National Director, Working Families Party
- William Rodgers III: TCF Fellow, Professor and Chief Economist, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University
- Teresa Tritch: Editorial Board, The New York Times (moderator)
- Flavia Cabral, Fast Food Worker and Fight for $15 Leader
*Registration for this event will begin at 5:45pm and the program will begin promptly at 6:00pm
This event will be webcast. Click here to register for webcast.
This event is sponsored by:
The Century Foundation (TCF) is a progressive think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad.
Hunger Free America (formerly known as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) is a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grass-roots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food.