Putting Working Families First
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Online registration for the November 1 dinner is now closed. To inquire about last minute availability, call 202-775-8810.
- To learn about opportunities for sponsorships, individual ticket sales and rates to place an ad in our special event Tribute Book, see the Dinner Sponsorship and Tribute Book form.
This year marks the Economic Policy Institute’s 25th year of championing American workers and their families. We hope you can join EPI for a special evening in Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel to celebrate 25 years of hard-won successes on behalf of working families and gear up for the challenges ahead.
On this occasion, we will honor Ray Marshall (pictured, top) and Paul Krugman (bottom), two of the most important individuals that have helped advance EPI’s goal of shared prosperity for all. Marshall is one of EPI’s original founders and a current Distinguished Fellow. He also served as the Secretary of Labor under President Jimmy Carter. Krugman is one of the nation’s pre-eminent economists, 2008 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and op-ed columnist for the New York Times. In his weekly column, Mr. Krugman provides incisive analysis on the economic and fiscal realities of the day.
Another highlight of the dinner will be a tribute to leaders of Wisconsin’s labor community. Representatives of this movement will be on hand to receive recognition for their fight to preserve public employee rights in their state, turn back a reactionary budget and repel an attack on the middle class. This will be a night to celebrate their efforts.
In the current political and economic climate, the need for EPI’s expertise is greater than ever. The 25th Anniversary event will kick off our next 25 years and reaffirm our commitment to developing and promoting responsible policies that strengthen the economy and improve the lives of working families. We hope you can join us for this night of celebration.
Co-Chairs of the Host Committee:
- Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
- Alexis Herman, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
- Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Click here for a list of the Honorary Committee
Click below to watch video of veteran political strategist and television commentator Donna Brazile congratulating EPI on 25 years of working for those who work for a living:
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