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Austerity Kills

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:00pm ET

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- Saqib Bhatti, Co-Executive Director of ACRE: Action Center on Race and the Economy

- Lauren Jacobs, Executive Director of the Partnership for Working Families

- Daniel HoSang, Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and American Studies at Yale University and co-author (with Joseph Lowndes) of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity

- Donald Cohen, Executive Director of In the Public Interest

Within weeks of Joe Biden announcing a $3.5 trillion economic plan, the head of his transition team, former senator Ted Kaufman, told the Wall Street Journal: “When you see what Trump’s done to the deficit … forget about Covid-19, all the deficits that he built with the incredible tax cuts. So we’re going to be limited.” With Kaufman sounding the death knell of Biden’s economic plan and mentions of austerity cropping up across Europe as a possible approach to post-COVID recovery, the further dismantling of welfare programs, when people will need them most, seems imminent. 

Join us for a deep dive on U.S. austerity with experts and movement organizers advocating for investment, not divestment, in the American people.