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SEIU President Henry: "We Need A New Model for Our Economy" #default

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry speaks with Policylink Founder & CEO Angela Glover Blackwell.

PHOTO: SEIU President Mary Kay Henry speaks with Policylink Founder & CEO Angela Glover Blackwell at the "Equity and the Future of the American Economy" forum.

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry today spoke at a forum co-sponsored by SEIU and PolicyLink called "Equity and the Future of the American Economy." The event, which was held at the Newseum in Washington, DC, brought together some of the top minds in the progressive community to discuss how to make our economy work for everyone.

"One thing is crystal clear, we need a new model for economic growth and we need to replace the old trickle-down ideas with policies that put more money into the hands of workers at the bottom, not the wealthy at the top," said Mary Kay Henry.

President Henry also talked about the importance of immigration reform to helping our economy recover. She said, "We have the opportunity to build a movement of millions of immigrant workers to help win an immigration system that benefits our economy, reflects our values and makes sense."

Read PolicyLink's paper, Equity and the Future of the American Economy, here.

Also, read Yale Professor Jacob Hacker's Prosperity Economics here.

Follow today's discussion on Twitter via hashtag #EquitableEconomy.

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