Progress 2020: The Future of Economic Security

August 20, 20203:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Facebook Live
This year has brought into sharp focus the pernicious racial and economic inequity at the root of so many of our institutions — both in New Jersey and at the national level. This conversation outlined how we can improve existing economic security programs like the EITC and TANF, while paving the way for UBI, baby bonds, reparations, and other robust reforms to break the cycle of poverty.

Progress 2020: Rethinking Corporate Tax Subsidies

July 14, 20203:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Facebook Live
It’s been more than a year since New Jersey’s biggest corporate tax subsidy programs were allowed to expire, giving the state an opportunity to rethink such massive corporate giveaways with dubious return on investment. This discussion focused on the current state of economic development programs in New Jersey as well as new ideas that prioritize equity, communities, and workers over failed trickle-down ideology.

Progress 2020: The Recovery Starts Local

June 18, 20209:00 am - 10:00 am
Facebook Live
The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched New Jersey's state and local finances thin, endangering investments in public services that our communities rely on. Without immediate and significant aid from the federal government, the state and local governments may be forced to borrow funds to function, as well as prevent damaging cuts that will slow New Jersey’s pandemic recovery.

Progress 2020: Securing a Fair and Healthy Recovery

June 5, 20202:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Facebook Live
COVID-19 has exposed the shortfalls in the nation’s health care infrastructure and social safety net. This conversation provided insight into emerging challenges and options for relief, and highlights the many ways that communities of color are being disproportionately harmed by the pandemic.

Progress 2020: Pursuing Racial Equity During a Crisis

May 21, 20202:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Facebook Live
Communities of color and low-income households are being disproportionately harmed by the economic fallout from COVID-19. This discussion explored critical ways to provide relief to the people who need it most.