MEDIA ALERT: Charmaine at the New America Foundation debating America’s Changing Social Contract
Charmaine will be participating in a panel discussion on America’s Changing Social Contract: The Rights and Responsibilities of Employers, Families, Government and Civil Society hosted by the New America Foundation,
The Penta-Posse at Four Corners, 2005
What is the future of the social contract?
“Despite the sustained economic growth of recent years, Americans are increasingly concerned with economic security. Even before economists began reporting signs of recession, skyrocketing health care costs, faltering pensions, and burgeoning inequality frayed the fabric of the American social contract. America’s social contract is an evolving, complex web of legal and informal relationships between households, employers, government, and civil society that extends beyond particular federal programs. Now is the time to strike a new bargain between these sectors, rethinking the rights and responsibilities of each. Breathing new life into the American social contract is needed to keep pace with our 21st century economy and build the conditions for sustained growth and healthy families.”
You are invited. And unlike CNN hosting a presidential debate, you can bring your own unplanted, unprogrammed questions.
Start: 12/03/2007 – 9:00am
End: 12/03/2007 – 3:00pm
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW The East Room
The New America Foundation’s Next Social Contract Initiative invites you to join a discussion to help redesign the American social contract. Speakers, discussants, and panelists will return to first principles and address the roles that government, business, families, and civil society have to play in the next social contract.
The Next Social Contract Initiative aims to reinvent American social policy for the twenty-first century. Through a program of research and public education, the initiative will explore the origins of our modern social contract, articulate the guiding principles for constructing a new contract, and advance a set of promising policy reforms.
Participants at the jump.
Thank you (foot)notes:
Charmaine recently sat on another panel hosted by the New America Foundation on The Politics of Parental Leave.
* Andy Stern
Service Employees International Union
* Carl Camden
* Brian Gallagher
United Way of America
* Charles Kolb
Committee for Economic Development
* Jacob Hacker
Fellow, New America Foundation
Professor of Political Science, Yale University
* Donna Klein
President & CEO
Corporate Voices for Working Families
* Sarah Horowitz
Working Today, Freelancer’s Union
* Charmaine Yoest
Vice President for Communications
Family Research Council
* Jane Waldfogel
Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs
* Mark Schmitt
New America Foundation
* Phil Longman
New America Foundation