For more than a decade, the American middle-class has lived through economic uncertainty and challenge. For many Americans the goal of climbing the economic ladder has transformed into an effort to avoid slipping down it. The economic turmoil of the Great Recession and its aftermath has redefined the components and qualities of what it means to be Middle Class, opening the door for national and community leaders to create innovative solutions in the areas of education, jobs, the workforce, and beyond. Month after month, America's economic landscape is experiencing its most radical and wrenching upheaval since the Depression.
The latest Allstate – National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll and the accompanying First Annual Summit on the State of the Middle Class, the sixteenth in a series of groundbreaking surveys and events, examined both the economic challenges and opportunities that Middle Class Americans face. This effort, building on the extensive journalism and polling already produced through the Next Economy project, provided a vivid and comprehensive look at the state of middle-class life in America today.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Photos from the 2012 Heartland Monitor Poll events
We The People
Featuring Georgetown University's
John J. DeGioia and
The Atlantic's Steve Clemons
In a series of conversations, The Atlantic will explore civitas, the contract binding all citizens together.
The Formative Years: What's Next for Early Care and Education? An Atlantic Next America Forum
In this Next America forum, The Atlantic will convene key policymakers, local officials, stakeholders and experts to examine the future of early care and education policy.
Atlantic Exchange featuring Helene Cooper and Jeffrey Goldberg
New York Times correspondent Helene Cooper will join The Atlantic’s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg to discuss her new book on work of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her successful mobilization of a coalition built on the grassroots foundation of female voters.