15th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing: Navigating the Challenges Ahead Together
March 22, 2018 | Washington, DC
|10:00am||Welcome and Introductions
|10:30am||Table Discussions: Taking Stock and Looking Forward
Working in small groups, funder participants will identify pressing concerns and strategies for moving the needle in 2018.
|11:15am||Federal Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook – What’s in store during the 115th Congress?
Noted tax and budget policy expert Bob Greenstein will provide an overview on the key provisions in the federal budget, discuss current and upcoming budget debates, and offer insights on the potential impact on struggling families, workers and communities.
|1:15pm||Preparing for and Responding to This Year’s Urgent Threats and Opportunities
Participants will have the opportunity to dig deeper on the many interrelated threats at the federal level (including SNAP, Medicaid, welfare reform, immigration) that will hit struggling families and communities of color the hardest. Participants will also engage in small group discussions on how funders and groups on the ground can respond to meet the moment and share and seek advice to advance their work.
|3:45pm||A Focus on the States
During this session a panel of experts will explore key battles and opportunities in the states, discuss the role states play in building power and moving federal policy, and examine what’s at stake and in play in 2018.
|5:00pm||Reflections and Closing Remarks
Participants will share key take-a-ways from the meeting and next steps.
Participants are invited to stay for an informal reception to network and socialize. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served
*participating virtually, via videoconference