Moderated by: Michel Martin, Host "Tell Me More", NPR
Melissa Boteach, Director, Half in Ten and Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
Catherine Emanuelle, City Council Member, Eau Claure, WI
Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities, Brookings Institution
Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President for State and National Programs, AARP
Break: 2:14 - 2:25 pm EST
Melissa Boteach is Director of Half in Ten and the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. In this capacity she coordinates “Half in Ten: The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years,” a project designed to build the political and public will to reduce poverty by creating good jobs, strengthening families, and promoting economic security.
Catherine Emmanuelle is a City Council Member for Eau Claire, WI.
Ron Haskins is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. From February to December of 2002 he was the Senior Advisor to the President for Welfare Policy at the White House.
Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP's State and National Group, leads government relations, advocacy and public education for AARP's social change agenda. LeaMond also has responsibility for AARP's state operation, which includes offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Michel Martin is host of "Tell Me More," the one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that made its national premiere in 2007 on public radio stations around the country. Martin has spent more than 25 years as a journalist and joined NPR from ABC News, where she served as correspondent for "Nightline" from 1996 to 2006. Martin has been honored by numerous organizations, including winning an Emmy, when at ABC, for her coverage of the international campaign to ban the use of landmines; the Candace Award for Communications from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women; and a 2002 Silver Gavel Award, given by the American Bar Association.