#BlueStarBrief March 2023

Celebrating Women's History Month

This March, Blue Star Strategies proudly celebrates Women's History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Women's History Month also corresponds with International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8th.

Click here to learn more about Women’s History Month.

#WomensHistoryMonth #WomensHistory

This Month in the #BlueStarBrief
Transatlantic Perspectives on The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden's 2024 Budget Proposal

Celebrating International Women's Day

Cities Summit of the Americas

Tips & Recommendations

Transatlantic Perspectives:
The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022. This landmark United States federal law aims to curb inflation by reducing the deficit, lowering prescription drug prices, and investing into domestic energy production while promoting clean energy.

This month, we bring you perspectives on the law from our U.S. and Europe teams.

Click here to read our U.S. perspective.

Click here to read our Europe perspective.

President Biden Announces 2024 Budget Proposal
By Karen A. Tramontano

On March 9, 2023, President Biden unveiled his 2024 budget proposal in Pennsylvania, a staged event that had not been done in years. The event demonstrates that President Biden is taking his budget conversation directly to the American people and not waiting for Washington to create his budget narrative.

Click here to read.

Celebrating International Women's Day
Jesica Lindgren was a panelist on the Embrace Equity webinar hosted by the Carolinas, Washington, DC, and Georgia chapters of of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in honor of International Women's Day on March 8, 2023.

Click here to watch.

The discussion highlighted how women are playing an increasingly active role to promote and embrace equity on diverse boards that serve our communities.

Jesica serves as president of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Washington D.C (SACC-DC).

Cities Summit of the Americas to Convene Leaders
Jeremiah Baronberg will be attending the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas (CSOA) in Denver, Colorado from April 26-28, 2023.

This first-ever event will convene city, state, municipal, and regional leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere to focus on shared challenges and opportunities alongside diverse stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and youth.

The summit is an effort to create new economic opportunities and to drive implementation of leader-level commitments from the 9th Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles, California in June 2022.

The gathering is hosted by The City of Denver, State of Colorado, and Biennial of the Americas in partnership with the U.S. Department of State.

Tips & Recommendations
Karen Tramontano (pictured with the author below) recommends...

Time's Undoing: A Novel, by Cheryl A. Head

"A searing and tender novel about a young Black journalist’s search for answers in the unsolved murder of her great-grandfather in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, decades ago—inspired by the author’s own family history.

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