Peter Edelman is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center, where he teaches constitutional and poverty law. He has also served in all three branches of government. He served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Issues Director for Senator Edward Kennedy’s 1980 Presidential Campaign. During President Clinton’s first term he was Counselor to HHS Secretary Donna Shalala and then an Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. This was the position from which he resigned after Clinton signed the 1996 welfare reform legislation.
Professor Edelman graduated from Harvard College and Law School, was a fellow at Yale Law School and has received numerous honors and awards. He has also chaired and been a board member of numerous organizations and foundations.
He has spoken at the club before and with people like him working so hard to change things, it is hard to accept the fact that we can’t seem to change much.
In this provocative book, which has just been published, lifelong anti-poverty advocate Peter Edelman offers an informed analysis of how this country can be so wealthy and yet have a steadily growing number of unemployed and working poor.
So many people say the book is essential reading. Among them are Bob Herbert, Ethel Kennedy, Cong. Henry Waxman and Robert Greenstein.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
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