A New 'New Deal' for NYC and the USA

Friday October 27, 2017

Overview

“A New ‘New Deal’ for NYC & the USA” will be held on Friday, October 27, at the New School for Social Research, featuring a welcome by Professor Franklin D. Roosevelt, III, Honorary Chair, and speeches by the Honorable Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate, and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
The program will highlight Public Advocate James’s “New York Jobs for All Program,” a local version of H.R. 1000, the Jobs for All Act that Representative John Conyers (D-MI) has sponsored in successive sessions of Congress since 2013. According to Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Chair of NJFAC’s Executive Committee, “By initiating legislation for a New York Jobs for All Program, Public Advocate Letitia James has taken a giant step toward economic and social justice.
This program will also move New York toward realizing the right to a useful and remunerative job that President Franklin D. Roosevelt described in his last two State of the Union Messages as the foundation of a ‘Second Bill of Rights’ for the American People.”
In addition to Professor Roosevelt, Public Advocate James and Representative Kaptur, who is Chief Sponsor, H.R. 2206, 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act, and Co-Sponsor H.R. 1000, 21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act, speakers will be the New School’s Dean William Milberg, Professor Robert Pollack, Director of the Columbia University Seminars, Professor Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, NJFAC Chair, and Co-Chair, Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity, Gray Brechin, Geographer and Founder, Living New Deal, and Professors Darrick Hamilton of the New School, Philip Harvey of Rutgers Law, Stephanie Kelton, former Chief Economist, Senate Budget Committee & Stony Brook University, and Randall Wray of the Levy Institute, Bard College.