The Effect of the Minimum Wage on the Economy, a League of Women Voters of Northern Valley forum, will be presented on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m., at the Closter Public Library Community Room, 280 High St., Closter, New Jersey. The forum will provide voters with information to make an informed decision about the New Jersey Minimum Wage Increase Amendment, Public Question 2 (SCR1) that will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot. The event is free and open to the public.
The presenters will be Gordon MacInnes and Michael Saltsman. Lucy Heller from the League of Women Voters of Northern Valley will serve as moderator.
MacInnes is President of New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that has done extensive research on the issue of Minimum Wage and how this affects the economy. A fellow at The Century Foundation in New York, he was previously a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. MacInnes served as deputy director of the White House Task Force on the Cities during President Lyndon Johnson’s administration.
Saltsman is research director at the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. Previously, Saltsman worked as a field economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
For further information about the forum or the League of Women Voters of Northern Valley, call 201-391-5617, contact email@example.com, or visit the organization’s web site, www.lwvbergen.org. Contact the Closter Public Library at 201-768-4197 for directions and parking information.