Webinar: Wealth Inequality and the Tax Code: Communications and Advocacy

Nov 09, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015 | 3-4 pm EST

Wealth inequality has been growing for decades and is now higher than at any time since the Great Depression. We know that tax policy is one of the drivers of growing wealth inequality, but economic trends and the federal tax code are tough talking points.Join the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility and a number of other partners joined on Monday, November 9 from 3-4 pm EST for a conversation about communications and advocacy strategies to make policy change happen.

This webinar, especially designed for advocates, practitioners, policymakers and funders, addressed key issues related to tax policy communications and advocacy, including:

What are the main issues at stake?
How can we communicate the importance of these issues?
What are national organizations doing to affect federal policy change?

The webinar included a presentation of a new video animation on the issues, discussed the key talking points on wealth inequality and the “upside down” tax code, and an update on a national campaign to strengthen the EITC and CTC. Click here to register.

Speakers:

  - Chris Brown, PolicyLink (moderator)
  - Ezra Levin, CFED
  - Chye-Ching Huang, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  - Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness

This webinar is presented by the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility and co-presented by: Americans for Tax Fairness, the Asset Building Policy Network, the Asset-Building Program at New America, the Asset Funders Network, the Center for Global Policy Solutions, the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, CFED, the Greenlining Institute, the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations, PolicyLink and the Women Donors Network.