NPP Webinars

2016 Webinars

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Tax Day 2016: Do you know where your tax dollar went?

Do you know how your tax dollars are spent? Join National Priorities Project for this free webinar to see a breakdown of how the federal government spent each of your income tax dollars last year. You'll also learn several key things you should know about Tax Day, including: how tax dollars come back to your community, how much individuals and corporations contribute to the federal government, and how key tax breaks benefit the wealthy, corporations, and working families.

2017 Budget Proposals vs Americans' Priorities

Budget proposals presented by the president and members of Congress represent different approaches to the issues Americans identify as top priorities: education, health care, climate change, and other domestic investments, as well as making sure the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share.

Would You Give President Obama $4 Trillion?

In this free webinar, National Priorities Project's Senior Research Analyst Jasmine Tucker uses nine charts to explain key elements of President Obama's final budget proposal. The budget outlines important policy priorities of the president and sets the stage for debate in Congress about how to spend taxpayer dollars in the next year. The webinar covers key questions about the budget in an easy-to-understand, accessible manner.

2015 Webinars

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Left Behind: Poverty and the Federal Budget

The beginning of a new fiscal year presents a new chance for Americans to make sure the federal budget works for all of us. The Census' recent release of poverty data makes it clear that we have a long way to go. The National Priorities Project is pleased to sponsor a free webinar on Poverty and the Federal Budget with guest speaker Debbie Weinstein of the Coalition on Human Needs.

Tax Day 2015 Webinar

Do you know where your taxes went? Find out, plus the seven things you should know about taxes.

Budget Proposals vs. Americans’ Priorities

How do competing budget proposals address what Americans want?

Understanding President Obama's 2016 Budget with 9 Key Charts

In this free webinar, National Priorities Project Research Director Lindsay Koshgarian will use nine charts to explain key elements of President Obama's 2016 budget proposal. The budget outlines important policy priorities of the president and sets the stage for debate in Congress about how to spend taxpayer dollars in the next year.

2014 Webinars

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Move the Money: Training of Trainers

This webinar, conducted by the National Priorities Project and Peace Action, teaches instructors the fundamentals of teaching a Move the Money training. 

Fulfilling the Promise of Our Nation

The U.S. federal budget has a profound impact on state budgets, local economies, and individual well-being. This webinar will offer a brief introduction to the main components of President Obama's FY2015 budget, discuss other emerging blueprints from the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressman Paul Ryan, and provide an overview of this year's budget process. The webinar was hosted by Women's Action for New Directions and was recorded in March 2014.

Know the Issues: Federal Budget 101

This webinar is meant to give an introduction to federal budget issues. Geared toward those who are interested in advocating for policy change at the federal level, this webinar was presented to a group of Roosevelt Institute Campus Network students and was recorded in February 2014.

2013 Webinars

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Fiscal Cliff II

This interactive presentation covers some of the major budget collisions our lawmakers will face in the coming weeks and months, including the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, the expiration of the continuing resolution that is currently this nation's budget, and the suspension of the debt ceiling. The presentation will last 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Understanding the Pentagon Budget

Understanding the Pentagon Budget introduces participants to issues related to U.S. military spending and how they relate to the current discussions abour our national spending priorities as our lawmakers face critical budgetary decsions in a period of fiscal austerity. The presentation will last 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion

Federal Government Spending: Less Transparency in a World of Open Data

This presentation, done in conjunction with the Association of Public Data Users, discusses the decline of federal spending data as a result of its transition from packaged government data to open government data. Specifically, the talk examines the Census Bureau's non-terminated Consolidated Federal Funds Report and The presentation is about 30 minutes long, followed by a Q&A session.

Corporate Tax Breaks and Tax Reform

Tax reform is in the news as lawmakers in Washington contemplate a rewrite of the tax code. In this brief five minute presentation, you'll hear about why tax reform matters for ordinary citizens, some facts about corporate tax breaks, and how you can get involved.

2011 / 2012 Webinars

Even though some of the specific materials in our 2011 / 2012 webinars have been overtaken by events, they still provide excellent overviews of timely issues and links to useful resources.

Tour of New Website and NPP Future Plans

Come along on a tour of NPP's all new website with Executive Director Jo Comerford

President's Budget FY2013

NPP presents an overview of the FY2013 budget request with an emphasis on the impact on the states, some "winners and losers" and the stories behind the numbers.

Hitting the Debt Ceiling: What Does it Mean?

NPP offered an overview of the issues related to raising the federal debt ceiling.

President's Budget FY2012

President's Budget FY2012 provided an overview of the FY2012 budget with an emphasis on the budgetary impact on the states.

Jobs, Deficits & Taxes

Jobs, Deficits & Taxes demystified three of the most pressing issues of our time.