2009 Equal Voice National Convening
October 9 and 10, 2009, Marguerite Casey Foundation hosted its 2009 Equal Voice Policy Convening, Advocacy, the Media and You: Change in a Time of Uncertainty, in San Francisco, California. Nearly 300 individuals reprenting families and organizations, all members of a movement known as the Equal Voice Coalition, gathered in San Francisco with an ambitious goal: Together, they would devise strategies to push the concerns of low-wage working families into the national discussion. The mood of the meeting was upbeat, closer to a family reunion than a policy debate, but the mindset was grim determination.
The report presents a synthesis of the discussion and the key message that came out of the Equal Voice Policy Convening.
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