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August 5, 2013

Senator Jeff Merkley to speak at Knight Law Center Aug. 9

The City Club of Eugene, along with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the League of Women Voters, will welcome United States Senator Jeff Merkley for an event titled, "Reversing the Decline of the Middle Class: Saving the American Dream." The event takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in room 175 of the Knight Law Center. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

A description of the event notes, "The past few years have been tough economically for our country, but the income inequality we are seeing in today's society has been a long time coming. Productivity has risen steadily since World War II, but wages have stagnated for more than 30 years and the middle class is shrinking — along with the American Dream. If we are going to get back on track as a nation, then we've got to realize that what we've been doing the last thirty years hasn't been working. We need to measure our success by how well ordinary people are doing, not by aggregate numbers."

For additional information, visit the City Club of Eugene website.

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