Organizing for State Policy Changes

THURSDAY 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Policy – Continental Room

This workshop will provide examples of three state workforce policy campaigns that united local advocates to push for new funding and/or policy changes that could lead to critical improvements in successful employment outcomes for low wage workers.


  • Michael Richardson, State Network Manager, National Skills Coalition (Moderator)
  • Clarinda Barnett-Harrison, Executive Director, Detroit Regional Workforce Fund
  • Rob Hope, Director, Bay Area Workforce Funders Collaborative
  • Pat Steele, Executive Director, Central Iowa Works