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In This Together: A Cross-Partisan Action Plan to Support Families with Young Children in America

February 6, 2024 5:00 pm
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Join Convergence to celebrate the release of “In This Together: A Cross-Partisan Action Plan to Support Families with Young Children in America” at an in-person event on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, February 6th from 5:00-6:30pm featuring remarks from Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

“In This Together: A Cross-Partisan Action Plan to Support Families with Young Children in America” is the Blueprint for Action formed by the Convergence Collaborative on Supports for Working Families, a cross-partisan, cross-sector group of leaders convened by Convergence who have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of children and families in America. One of the most ideologically and sectorally diverse groups to address family policy that has convened in recent decades, the Collaborative came together against a backdrop of historic polarization and political divides. They met regularly throughout 2023 and their final report, to be released on February 6, is an action plan to help low-to-moderate income families with young children flourish.

The event will also include remarks by Abby McCloskey, Director of the Convergence Collaborative on Supports for Working Families and Founder of McCloskey Policy LLC, and will feature a short panel conversation with Collaborative participants Indivar Dutta-GuptaPresident and Executive Director at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); Lina GuzmanChief Strategy Officer and Director of the Hispanic Institute at Child Trends; Katharine StevensFounder and President of the Center on Child and Family Policy; and Patrick Brown Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center sharing about the consensus they found for advancing public dialogue and action across party lines. Topics will include what it means for families to flourish, shared principles to guide collaborative action, and recommended actions for policymakers, employers, communities, and philanthropy.

David Fairman, Senior Director at the Consensus Building Institute and Associate Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, will moderate the discussion. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

The Convergence Collaborative on Supports for Working Families was made possible thanks to the generous support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.


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