Public Investment: Key to Prosperity

The ADA Education Fund’s March Congressional briefing explored how public investment in physical infrastructure (roads, bridges, sewers, transit), as well as in human resources (such as through education and health care), makes the modern economy possible and leads to general prosperity. The event rebutted the notion that “government doesn’t create jobs.”

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – Noon to 1:30 PM
Where: Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 209-08


  • Brian Miller, United for A Fair Economy; co-author “The Self-Made Myth” (moderator)
  • Ethan Pollack, Economic Policy Institute
  • Albert Schlachtmeyer, International Executive Service Corps
  • Richard Sims, National Education Association
  • Deborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human Needs

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ADA Education Fund

The ADA Education Fund is an independent, charitable entity that focuses on increasing public awareness through education and community organizing that builds capacity for change. The Ed Fund produces periodic policy briefs, hosts progressive speakers on a range of issues, sponsors advocacy and research fellowships, and works to expand civic participation through community organizing around economic and social justice issues.