77 Natoma (at 2nd)
San Francisco, California

Join us for STRAPPED in San Francisco
March 15, 2006 6:00 - 8:00pm, free

Join Tamara Draut, author of the groundbreaking new book, STRAPPED: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead in a conversation hosted by New Progressive Coalition and moderated by Stephen Elliott.

?60 percent of adults, between ages 18 and 34, nationally are struggling for financial independence

?Draut, is the director of the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization headquartered in New York. Her research and writing have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, and Newsweek. Draut has appeared on NBC News Today Show, CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight and Headline News, CNBC's Closing Bell and Reuters Television.

As a leading national researcher on the economic trends affecting her generation, Tamara Draut argues that it is not too late for this state of affairs to change course. She hopes that real-world ideas combined with better engagement of 20- and 30-somethings in the political process is the best way to get "generation broke" out of debt and back on track. STRAPPED is sure to jumpstart the national conversation about where this country is failing our youth economically?and how we can make it right.

Also find out who?s working to engage young voters in the Bay Area political process: NPC members from the League of Young Voters, Music for America, Voto Latino, and Youth Speaks will be on hand tell you more about their current initiatives.

Added by kenya on March 7, 2006