Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club — Monthly Meeting – Fellowship of Humanity    

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club — Monthly Meeting

Posted by Humanist Hall on May 23, 2013as ,




Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Monthly Meeting

Produced by the Wellstone Coordinating Committee



This is the monthly meeting of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club (WDRC). The Club works to renew and reform the Democratic Party. The evening begins with a social hour and delicious potluck supper at 6:00 pm — bring your favorite healthy dish to share! At 7:00 pm the Club begins its program and all guests of the evening, members and non-members alike, are invited to participate in the discussions.


This evening’s program will address:



  A Progressive Budget Agenda



1)     How national and California budgets are affecting

        local government services and the middle and working classes;

2)     How spending has shifted from social programs to other priorities

        (e.g., national security, paying down the debt)

        and whether that is likely to continue AND

3)     What progressive proposals are being considered in California

        and nationally for a more progressive budget.




John Ellwood

U.C. Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy



Dr. Ellwood is an expert in public-sector budgeting and the politics of the budgetary process. He was on the board of the California Budget Project and also was the  research director of the Public Policy Institute of the California Budget Project.  He served on the management staff of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, and was special assistant to former CBO director Alice K. Rivlin.









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