Thank you to all of the advocates, community leaders, policymakers, students, and other civic-minded Washingtonians who joined us on November 17 for Budget Matters 2020 Virtual Summit — Where we go from here: Ensuring an equitable recovery. We are grateful for and inspired by all of you!
The public health and economic crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbating deeply rooted inequities. Budget Matters 2020 explored what would it look like for an economic recovery to center community well-being, how to get resources directly to the people who need them most, and what role advocates and lawmakers can play to fund the investments needed for a robust and equitable recovery. Because we know that together, we will build an economy that works for everybody.
Longtime champion for justice, Paola Maranan, moderated an opening panel conversation that featured Pamela Duncan, CEO and President of Metropolitan Development Council and Toni Lodge, CEO of The Native Project.
Breakout sessions focused on three critical policy areas: Basic needs, Cash assistance, and Progressive revenue. Speakers included local community leaders as well as members of the Budget & Policy Center team. Learn more about the breakout sessions here.
Thank you to all of the generous sponsors who helped make Budget Matters 2020 happen.