Closing the Racial Wealth Gap through Tax Reform (Symposium on Capitol Hill)

Location: Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building - Rayburn 2043
Date: Thu, June 1
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Experts from the Asset Building Policy Network will be on hand to discuss tax reform in Washington, DC and the implications for tax reform.

Last month, seizing on what administration officials have described as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big, President Trump released a tax reform plan that promises to grow the economy, create jobs and simplify the tax code.

The White House plan calls for a number of changes to the tax code in order to achieve the administration’s objective of providing tax cuts to both businesses and middle class families. Yet, despite the attention the plan has garnered so far, scant consideration has been paid to the urgency with which tax reform must address the increasing racial wealth divide. 

Join this special discussion with advocates and policy experts on how the Trump administration’s recently released tax plan could impact working class communities and communities of color. The panel, featuring the Asset Building Policy Network and other national advocacy organizations, will discuss policy recommendations as well as opportunities and tools for how to engage communities in the legislative process to come.

Registration will open at 3pm and event activities will commence at 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be available beginning at 3pm. The event is free but registration is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are not registered to attend People & Places 2017, registration for the Tax Reform Symposium is handled separately. Please register here.

Slides - Anna Chu