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We Take Your Shutdown Questions

January 17, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What’s going to happen if the government shutdown continues? For starters, things are going to get a lot harder for the most vulnerable Americans: Over 3 million people who rely on housing vouchers could face eviction. Millions more who rely on nutrition assistance could go hungry.

Join us on Thursday, January 17 at 12:30 EST as our budget experts, Lindsay Koshgarian and Ashik Siddique, take your questions on the real crises posted by the government shutdown — as well as the fake “border crisis” behind it.

We’ll discuss the human impacts of the shutdown, identify better ways to spend $5 billion, and put the border situation in a broader context of U.S. foreign policy and climate change.

We’ll broadcast the talk live on the Institute for Policy Studies Facebook page from 12:30-1:30pm EST.

Send your questions to our Facebook Live post once the event starts, or tweet us at @IPS_DC with hashtag #RealCrisis.

Think you can make it? RSVP here for a chance to get your questions in first.

DC-area residents can join the event in person at the Institute for Policy Studies, in our Raskin Room.


January 17, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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