Friday, August 20, 2010

Learn How to be More Effective Advocates for Economic Security

What is economic security really? Are generations working together or at odds? Are we on the same page with American families?

Do Americans have any idea what we are talking about?

Have you ever found yourself thinking any or all of these thoughts? Organizations across the country work tirelessly on these issues day in and day out, but each has a different definition of economic need.

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) is working to address this through national public opinion research on economic security to help guide advocacy, education and outreach efforts to promote economic security throughout one’s lifetime.

Is your organization advancing the needs of low-income Americans? Then apply to be an Economic Security Champion.

WOW is calling on organizations willing to embrace the framework of promoting economic security over a lifetime to become our Economic Security Champions. Champions are key partners in each city at one of our five regional meetings, as part of our Building Bridges to Economic Security Campaign, in September and October. The meetings will provide a forum for an array of organizations on the local and state levels concerned about the economic justice of all Americans to discuss their priorities, share strategies and build new alliances. The meetings are as follows:
  • Monday September 20, 2010 – Chicago, Illinois
    Economic Security Champion Application Deadline: August 23, 2010
  • Monday, September 27, 2010 – Los Angeles, California
    Economic Security Champion Application Deadline: August 30, 2010
  • Friday, October 1, 2010 – Denver, Colorado
    Economic Security Champion Application Deadline: September 3, 2010
  • Monday, October 4, 2010 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Economic Security Champion Application Deadline: September 3, 2010
  • Friday, October 8, 2010 – Atlanta, GeorgiaEconomic Security Champion Application Deadline: September 8, 2010
WOW encourages your organization to apply for the award and to spread the word to your networks.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Stellrecht at Registration details are forthcoming.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our regional meetings!

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