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Educational Forum: “Combating Poverty in Nevada County”

In Nevada County about 1 in 10 adults lives below the poverty level. Homelessness is a recurrent and seemingly intractable problem. Are there any answers?

At the April 4 First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democrats, Lisa Schliff, of the RESULTS Educational Fund will be the featured speaker. RESULTs is a nonprofit organization movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. RESULTS performs cutting-edge research and oversight, educates and mobilizes the public, policy makers, supports powerful citizenship by training volunteers in public speaking, generating media and educating their communities and elected officials on issues of poverty. The program gives people the tools to become powerful voices for the end of poverty through grassroots advocacy.

Schliff grew up in California and taught English as a Second Language in the Bay Area for 20 years. In 1980 she joined RESULTS. She has volunteered in a variety of ways to create the political will to end extreme poverty. Now semi-retired and living in Grass Valley, she is the group leader for RESULTS Sierra Nevada.

She will talk about the strategies and methods of smart political advocacy employed by RESULTS and explain how they can be applied universally to any cause.

The event will begin with a social period starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St. in Grass Valley. Pizza and salad will be provided and beverages will be available for purchase. There will be an open discussion forum following Schliff’s presentation. There will also be a contest soliciting answers to the following question: “If you had one minute alone with Donald J. Trump, what you tell him?” (Limit 75 words). The best answers will be read at the end of the meeting For more info, please call 530-265-3367 or 530-470-6034.

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