The U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual poverty and income data in mid-September. The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) will host a webinar, “Using the New Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Data: A Practical Guide,” on September 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET. The webinar will help advocates use these Census data to make the case for public investments in vital programs at the state and national level. Whether advocates want to comment on the findings at the time of their release or use the data throughout the year, this webinar will give advocates the tools they need.
Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities whose work is often featured on MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and his blog On the Economy, will preview what the data are likely to show and the policy implications. Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, will provide practical information about how to get the information you need from the Census data and how to use it to advocate for key federal programs and to fight proposed cuts. Ellen Teller, director of government relations at the Food Research and Action Center, will be the moderator.
Register for the CHN webinar at: http://bit.ly/2vjJvn1