WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Today, Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. MT, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will be a featured speaker at the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Forum on Children and Families, a major event focused on improving economic stability for hard working families.
Heinrich will discuss his bipartisan legislation, the Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act, which he will re-introduce with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to increase opportunities for families living in poverty. The bill aligns and links existing systems and funding streams to target both parents and children with support aimed at increasing economic security, educational success, social capital, and the health and wellbeing of whole families.
WHAT: U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich will be a featured speaker during a session hosted by Anne Mosle, Vice President at the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Forum on Children and Families is an agenda-setting event hosted by Ascend at the Aspen Institute to bring together policymakers, practitioners, parents, researchers, and philanthropists to put forth concrete policy ideas for the new Administration, Congress, and states. More information about the two-day forum: http://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/pages/aspen-forum-on-children-and-families
WHEN: Heinrich will speak today, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. MT
WHERE: The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 700, Washington, D.C.
LIVE: Join the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #FamiliesAscend and #2Gen. The live stream links are below: