On February 26, The Washington Post will host Working Families: The Cost of the American Dream, a live event offering an in-depth look at working families and low-income workers in this country.

Speakers, including Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Ai-jen Poo, Co-founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, will assess the rising cost of health care, the gender wage gap, and the debate over raising the minimum wage - and what government, businesses, and nonprofits are doing to address the issues facing working families.

Additional speakers include:

- Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, KY

- Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta, GA

- Councilwoman Kendra Brooks of Philadelphia, PA

- Julianna Goldman, former Bloomberg and CBS News Correspondent

- Melissa Bradley, Co-Founder, Ureeka

- Janell Byrd-Chichester, Director, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

- William A Darity, Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

A sponsored segment from The Rockefeller Foundation will include Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, and Mara Liasson, Washington Desk Correspondent for NPR.

This event will be livestreamed at wapo.st/workingfamilies

Media who wish to cover must RSVP to Nancy.murphy@washpost.com

Wednesday, February 26th

Doors open: 8:30 a.m.

Program: 9:00 a.m.

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071

The presenting sponsor of this event is The Rockefeller Foundation with support from The University of Virginia.