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Author Event: Sixteen for ’16; A Progressive Agenda For A Better America
June 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Election season looms and the Presidential campaign seems destined to be as contentious, as misleading and as confusing as ever. In Sixteen for ’16, Salvatore Babones takes the politics out of policy, bringing the debate back to the issues that matter in a new, clear and unified agenda for the 2016 elections.
Decades of destructive social and economic policies have devastated poor, working, and middle-class American communities. It is now clear that harsh austerity does not bring prosperity, that the wealthy have no intention of seeing their wealth trickle down, and that each generation is no longer better off than the ones that came before. But what to do?
Join the Institute for Policy Studies, USAction, and Busboys and Poets for this talk and book
signing with IPS Associate Fellow and Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Salvatore Babones, as in this progressive election field manual, he outlines sixteen core principles to combat these entrenched problems. America needs jobs, infrastructure, a rededication to public education, universal healthcare, higher taxes on higher incomes, a more secure Social Security, an end to the rule of the bankers, stronger unions, a living minimum wage, better working conditions, an end to the prison state, secure reproductive rights, voter equality,
a more moral foreign policy, a more humane refugee policy, and action on global warming.
The progressive movement is on the march in America, and this accessible book charts a realistic path toward a destination all can believe in: a better tomorrow.
Sixteen for ’16 has a foreword by IPS Director, John Cavanagh, who will be MC for this event with respondents Fred Azcarate, Executive Director for USAction and Karen Dolan, Director of IPS’ Criminalization of Poverty project.