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Webinar: Transitioning to a New Economy


 

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Webinar: Transitioning to a New Economy

Thursday, February 6, 2014 @3pm EST

The United States is winding down two wars and beginning a postwar defense drawdown, and at the same time we are in a new environment of fiscal pressure. Many states and communities across the country need help to transition to new economic activity for communities, workers, and businesses currently dependent on the high wartime levels of Pentagon spending. There is federal assistance available to help states and communities with this transition planning and implementation.

Last year, thanks to legislation introduced by former State Senator and current New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Connecticut established a Commission with a mandate to develop a plan for diversifying the state’s defense-dependent economy. In this presentation, you will hear about efforts in several states to enact similar legislation. Learn about how to connect with the broad spectrum of community, activists, labor activists, and state legislators working toward a new, sustainable economy.

On the webinar, we will hear from:

- Miriam Pemberton, Ph.D., Research Fellow at Institute for Policy Studies, who is working to develop these state commissions as well as other defense transition tools to help communities seeking a sustainable economic future.

- Judith LeBlanc, Field Director for Peace Action, who is working with communities organizing around defense transition efforts.
 

Click here to register for this free webinar!

 

 

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