11/4/2011 - EPI Produces Tribute Video in honor of Dr. Ray Marshall

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The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) hosted its 25th anniversary dinner event last Tuesday honoring Ray Marshall, former Secretary of Labor and one of EPI's  original founders, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. EPI created a video in tribute to Ray Marshall which can be viewed below, or by clicking here.  Other videos and photos from the 25th anniversary event are available at this link.

EPI published the following news announcement today summarizing highlights from the event:

On Tuesday, November 1, the Economic Policy Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary of working for America’s workers.  At the dinner, EPI presented awards to former Secretary of Labor and EPI co-founder Ray Marshall, Wisconsin labor leaders Kim Hoffman and Mahlon Mitchell, and Nobel Memorial Prize Winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

EPI25th_sm_ballroomWith over 400 guests, the event also welcomed numerous members of Congress, including Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MI), Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), and former Congressman David Obey (D-WI).  Respected labor leaders were in attendance as well, including former International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) Lynn Williams, current USW President Leo Gerard, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry. Also attending were representatives from the Ford Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, Pete Peterson Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, and the HJW Foundation.

Upon receiving EPI’s first ever Distinguished Economist Award, Paul Krugman said, “EPI is scholarship on behalf of truth, justice, and a decent country for all of its citizens." During the event, EPI also premiered the short video, "EPI at 25: Working for People Who Work for a Living." Featuring a number of noted economists and policymakers, EPI at 25 provides a glimpse into EPI's history of championing policies for working people. Watch EPI at 25, Paul Krugman: An Indispensable Man, and more highlights from Tuesday's celebration.

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