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Heinrich To Headline Aspen Institute Forum On Children And Families

Event hosted by the Aspen Institute will convene more than 150 leaders to discuss ideas for investing in the economic stability and educational success of families.


Heinrich will discuss his bipartisan legislation, the Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act, which he will re-introduce with U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) to increase opportunities for families living in poverty. The bill aligns and links existing systems and funding streams to target both parents and children with support aimed at increasing economic security, educational success, social capital, and the health and wellbeing of whole families.

WHAT: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich will be a featured speaker during a session hosted by Anne Mosle, Vice President at the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Forum on Children and Families is an agenda-setting event hosted by Ascend at the Aspen Institute to bring together policymakers, practitioners, parents, researchers, and philanthropists to put forth concrete policy ideas for the new Administration, Congress, and states. More information about the two-day forum:

WHEN: Heinrich will speak today, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. MT

WHERE: The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 700, Washington, D.C.

LIVE: Join the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #FamiliesAscend and #2Gen. The live stream links are below: 

January 24 (3 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET):

January 25 (8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET):