Webinar: Cash Infusions: Stability Now, Security Later

The CARES Act’s provision to send $1,200 to people marks a notable shift in political willingness to give people money – and it refuted long-held skepticism about whether low-income people know what’s best in how to spend their money.

Does the CARES Act reflect only the extreme needs of the moment? Or are we entering a new era of increased agreement about the importance of money as a foundational support?

Featured Speakers:

Charlie Anderson, Senior Advisor for Tax and Economic Policy to Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Mia Birdsong, Senior Fellow, the Economic Security Project; Author, How We Show Up

Rachel Black, Associate Director, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program

Sheida Elmi, Research Program Manager, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program

Aisha D. Nyandoro, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Springboard To Opportunities

Lauren Renaud, Director of Analytics, the Family Independence Initiative FII

Helah Robinson, National Program Director, LIFT

This digital event is the fourth in a series that will explore why addressing key household financial challenges is needed to make an equitable economic recovery. To view all of the events in our series, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/events/conversations-in-financial-security.

Time: 1-2:15 pm EDT

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020