Advisory: Populism 2015 - Building a Movement for People and the Planet, April 18-20

MEDIA ADVISORY
CONTACT:

Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, 312-316-3973, jacob@npa-us.org
Isaiah J. Poole, 202-641-1414, ipoole@ourfuture.org
Press Credentials:  http://goo.gl/2ysr2E

POPULISM 2015: BUILDING A MOVEMENT FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET
Saturday, April 18 - Monday, April 20, 2015

(Registration starts at 3 p.m., first session starts at 6 p.m.)

Highlight: Plenary, April 19, 1:30 p.m. w/ Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Vien Truong (Greenlining Institute)
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.
Organized by: National People’s Action, Campaign for America’s Future, USAction and Alliance for a Just Society

Over 1,000 activists from around the country will converge on Washington on April 18th to share their vision for a government and an economy that puts people and the planet before profits.

Populism2015 features national progressive leaders and grassroots activists involved in the fight for economic justice at all levels of government and society. Current campaigns includes the efforts to raise wages, combat climate change, address racial and gender inequality, and counter the impact of big money in politics.

The conference will advance a 12-point “Platform for People and the Planet” (available on the populism2015.org website). This consensus platform will guide grassroots movements across the country and inform the political and economic debates ahead of the 2016 election and beyond.

To arrange interviews with the conference leaders and grassroots activists contact Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, 312-316-3973, jacob@npa-us.org.

Organization Leaders Available

Robert Borosage, Campaign for America’s Future

George Goehl, National People’s Action

LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for A Just Society

Fred Azcarate, USAction

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