Event Details

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When: April 29th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)

Where: Carnegie Library
801 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20001


8:00 am Registration and Breakfast available
9:00 – 9:15 am

Introduction – Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change

  • Welcome
  • Review of Agenda
9:15 am Introduction of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) by Pastor Michael Harrison of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative
9:20 – 9:40 am Senator Sherrod Brown
9:40 – 10:10 am

The Idea – Dorian Warren, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and Host of MSNBC’s “Nerding Out,” and Ana María Archila, Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy

  • Presentation of the report findings of “Putting Families First: A Good Job for All”
10:10 – 11:05 am

Panel One: Building a New Economy

  • Moderator: Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs With Justice
  • Rasheen Aldridge, Jobs With Justice St. Louis
  • Gloria Walton, Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy Education (SCOPE) President & CEO
  • Veronica Mendez, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha organizer
11:05 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Two: Building a New Politics

  • Moderator: Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union
  • Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
  • Celinda Lake, Pollster and leading political strategist for the Democratic Party
  • Dan Cantor, Executive Director, Working Families Organization
  • Reina Acosta worker/parent leader from Organizers from the Land of Enchantment (OLE)
12:00 – 12:10 pm Next Steps – Deepak Bhargava
12:10 pm Introduction of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) by Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
12:15 – 12:30 pm Senator Elizabeth Warren