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U.S. Poverty National Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Betsy's iPad
26:36
we hear you, in miami we’re working on theses issues.
Betsy's iPad
27:28
wow how inspiring
Ken Patterson
27:40
Fabulous opening Qiana!
lucindawinslow
28:19
Go, Quiana! Thank you!
Elaine Campbell
33:06
are their bills being introduced to address all of our goals or is that part of our ask?
Betsy's iPad
33:50
are we addressing or informing folks about micro credit programs such as domestic grameemn
Jos Linn
34:37
Betsy, No, we are not working on domestic microcredit.
Meredith Dodson
35:37
You can see some housing bills we track here: https://results.org/volunteers/action-center/bill-tracker/?vvsrc=%2fBills
Betsy's iPad
35:46
wow why not
Meredith Dodson
37:18
but ultimately we often build support for policy proposals that get embedded in broader legislation -- for example, the spending caps deal Congress will negotiate later this spring, or big tax/housing bills we might see in 2021
Meredith Dodson
37:38
for those looking for more info on NETWORK's policy agenda NETWORK’s 2020 Vision: Mend the Gaps https://networklobby.org/2020vision/
Meredith Dodson
39:28
and the 4 principles here https://networklobby.org/issues/housing/
Betsy's iPad
44:16
we’re sharing with. our local commissioners
Betsy's iPad
46:46
child care
Elaine Campbell
49:36
Anyone know if Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018 has been reintroduced yet and which reps are sponsoring it? I can only find reference to the 2018 introduction of the Bill
Meredith Dodson
53:03
NETWORK's racial wealth and income gap resources https://networkadvocates.org/rwig/
Meredith Dodson
58:30
fyi RESULTS also has a scorecard here https://results.org/volunteers/congressional-scorecard/
Meredith Dodson
58:51
but not as comprehensive as NETWORKs
Meredith Dodson
59:54
will be updating it shortly
lucindawinslow
01:00:31
In meetings with MOCs, are there specifics we are asking for? Bills out there?
Meredith Dodson
01:04:05
Not yet... though we're really focused on getting a lot of pressure on key negotiators to include a bump in housing asistance in a big spending caps deal. So, urge your members of Congress to tell congressional leaders to lift the spending caps and support a large boost in federal rental assistance.7. In addition, urge policymakers to support bipartisan efforts to ban housing discrimination based on income source to create more opportunities for families.
Meredith Dodson
01:04:43
can see laser talks, leave behinds, action sheets for outreach, etc at https://results.org/topics/housing-home-ownership/
Elaine Campbell
01:05:00
I used these when I spoke to my rep - very helpful https://results.org/volunteers/lobbying/
Betsy's iPad
01:06:19
dancing girl
Meredith Dodson
01:06:28
yep, another way to get to those same resources! :)
lucindawinslow
01:07:38
efforts to ban housing discrimination=landlords MUST take all sources of income, including section 8?
Betsy's iPad
01:08:13
wow Kathleen amazing
lucindawinslow
01:08:17
Good question, kathleen!
Meredith Dodson
01:08:29
that's what we want -- but right now that is just true in 1/3 of the country. more https://cbpp.org/research/housing/prohibiting-discrimination-against-renters-using-housing-vouchers-improves-results
lucindawinslow
01:10:49
But getting poverty to be part of the general dialog is so important. Thanks Kathleen!
Betsy's iPad
01:15:41
welcome Elaine to our family
Ken Patterson
01:18:23
Excellent share Elaine!
Kathleen Duncan
01:18:26
Go Elaine Go Dallas from your new Friends in Houston US Poverty
Betsy's iPad
01:18:47
yes Elaine, all politics is local take the housing issue to your locals commissioners and go from there
Elaine Campbell
01:18:49
Thanks!
Meredith Dodson
01:19:09
Way to go Texas!!!! Love both your stories
Betsy's iPad
01:21:44
shout out to global domestic groups
lucindawinslow
01:24:03
Inspiring, Elaine!