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News from EPI Tomorrow: Wall Street and the next recession: Protecting Main Street in the next economic downturn

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 28 at 12 p.m. ET, EPI Research Director Josh Bivens will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and the Center for Popular Democracy to discuss current and future choices on managing the financial sector to better protect the public.

Join experts and advocates for the release of a new AFR report examining how to reform legal and regulatory policies to govern Wall Street in ways that protect ordinary Americans, and prioritize the needs of Main Street in the next recession. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) will deliver a keynote address.

What: Panel discussion on Wall Street during the next recession

Who: Keynote by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Comments from Rana Foroohar, Columnist for the Financial Times and author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Josh Bivens, Director of Research at Economic Policy Institute
  • Katy Milani, Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute
  • Ann Marie Reinhart Smith, 29 year Toys”R”Us employee and leader with United for Respect
  • Marcus Stanley, Policy Director at Americans for Financial Reform

When: Thursday, March 28, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Where: Senate Dirksen 106
50 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Please RSVP here to attend.