As we continue to grapple with stalled legislative output from a gridlocked Congress, the social safety net is slipping away. Food stamps, the Affordable Care Act, and workplace protections are on the chopping block, and the ordinary Americans who depend on these policies have the most to lose.
In her new book, The Least Among Us, Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.) details her quarter-century fight against shrinking social programs. Growing up in New Haven, Conn., she saw firsthand how hardworking people become vulnerable in the face of government indifference and neglect. And now, with nearly three decades in the halls of Congress, she argues that responsible protections to Social Security, housing assistance, and other policies are essential for our country's health and promise of opportunity for all Americans.
Join New America NYC at the CORE: club for a conversation with Rep. DeLauro on her own experience with political power—and how to wield it for everyone's benefit.
PARTICIPANTSRep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.) @Rosa_DeLauro
United States Representative, Connecticut's Third District
Jonathan Schleifer @Jonathanchad
Executive Director, The Fairness Project
Signed copies of Rep. DeLauro's The Least Among Us: Waging The Battle for the Vulnerable will be available for purchase. Join the conversation by following us at @NewAmericaNYC.