Entrepreneur Joe Sanberg: Ensuring Everyone Who Works Can Achieve Life's Basic Needs

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The Commonwealth Club
06:30 PM
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Joe Sanberg, Progressive EntrepreneurIn Conversation with Lenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Company; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors  
Two of five Californians live in poverty or just above the poverty line. A staggering three out of four couldn't weather an emergency expense of $700 or more. In these tough economic times, progressive entrepreneur Joe Sanberg hopes to create a future where everyone who works can afford life’s basic needs. This is why Sanberg has been the leading advocate for a California state earned income tax credit (CalEITC), a cash back tax refund that works in tandem with the federal EITC to ensure that all who work are able to afford life's basic needs. After successfully advocating for the state-level credit to be adopted, Sanberg created the grassroots campaign CalEITC4Me to connect working Californians to $2 billion of state and federal credits since 2015. Last spring, his organization won a massive expansion of the credit so that three times more families—1.7 million—will be eligible to earn the credit. Sanberg is also co-founder of Aspiration.com, a socially conscious online financial firm that puts people and the planet first. In his advocacy and entrepreneurial pursuits, Sanberg focuses on keeping the dignity of the human experience central.
Join an uplifting and time-sensitive conversation with Sanberg about how we advance public policies that address California’s economic crisis.
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, San FranciscoTime: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program 
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  1. The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA