New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney will be convening The Path to Progress: A Policy Forum on How To Save New Jersey at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in Bethany Hall, Room A. The program is presented by The Edwin R. Lewinson Center for the Study of Labor, Inequality, and Social Justice.
Sweeney, who serves as an International Vice President of the Ironworkers Union, has been speaking throughout the state on the need to confront New Jersey's mounting fiscal problems, to make critical investments in education, transportation, higher education and social services, among other priorities.
Political Science and Public Affairs Professor Matthew Hale urged the University community to attend this forum with policy experts and local officials to participate in a discussion on the fiscal reforms in the "Path to Progress" report and recommendations of the bipartisan Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup.
"Senator Sweeney recently convened a blue ribbon policy panel to confront and address the devastating fiscal issues facing New Jersey, including school funding and the ballooning pensions crisis. This provides an excellent way for our students and community members to participate and witness firsthand how our government works and public policy is made," said Hale.
The Lewinson Center for the Study of Labor, Inequality, and Social Justice cultivates scholarship, pedagogy, and public outreach in accordance with the legacy of our namesake, the civil rights pioneer Edwin R. Lewinson. With an eye on the issues of our current day as well as our diverse histories, we foster dialogues about injustice of many forms, including—but not limited to—class, race, labor, gender, sexuality, age, and ideology.
For additional information on the program, contact Professor Hale at Matthew.Hale@shu.edu and (973) 275.2013.