Press Release


WASHINGTON– The American Action Forum today announced it will host a jobs summit titled “Changing Course: A Discussion on How to Turn the Economy Around” on Tuesday, September 13 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m at the W Hotel in Washington, DC. Featured guests include House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, National Economic Council Deputy Director Jason Furman, and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza.

Fourteen million Americans are currently out of work and 8.5 million are underemployed. A double dip recession is on the horizon as the national GDP grew just 1.6% in the past 12 months. These dismal numbers leave Americans across the country asking: how do we turn the economy around?

To shed light on the debate, the American Action Forum will host a discussion with the high-profile decision-makers and thought-leaders that play a direct role in shaping our job market and economy.  Participants will present their plans to spur job creation and encourage the economy to grow more rapidly. After the discussion, panelists will answer questions from the audience.

What:  “Changing Course: A Discussion on How to Turn the Economy Around”

When:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where:  W Hotel, The Great Hall 
              515 15th Street, NW
              Washington, DC

RSVP: To confirm attendance at “Changing Course: A Discussion on How to Turn the Economy Around,” email [email protected] with the name of the reporter and outlet.
8:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.   Keynote Address: Jason Furman, Deputy Director, National Economic Council

9:40 a.m.  Panel Discussion of Jobs, the Economy, and the Political Landscape
                 Moderator: Larry Kudlow, Host of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”
                 • Chris Cillizza, White House Reporter and PostPolitics Managing Editor, The Washington Post
                 • Andy Stern, former president, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
                 • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum

10:30 a.m. Closing Address: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

11:00 a.m. Adjourn

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