We’ll start early, about 8 am with our panel on Climate Change featuring: Ted Glick, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)* Jose Aguto, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)* Jacqui Patterson, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)* Valerie Serrels, iMatter Kids vs. Global Warming* Moderated by PDA Board Member Steve Cobble (Institute for Policy Studies)
Moving forward, we’ll keep working on these issues with the PDA Stop Global Warming Issue Team, organized by Russell Green and Jim Handley. Join the SGW issue team! firstname.lastname@example.org Calls are the 3rd Wednesday each month.
Our next panel–also moderated by Steve Cobble–with discuss Healthcare Not Warfare and related issues featuring: Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies* Donna Smith, Co-Chair Healthcare Not Warfare Campaign Medea Benjamin, PDA National Board-Code Pink* Robert Score, PDA National Board-International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) LOCAL 1*-Labor for Single Payer*
Join the Healthcare Is A Human Right Issue Team email@example.com led by Kurt Bateman and Dr. Bill Honigman . Calls are the 3rd Tuesday each month. Join the End Wars and Occupations Issue Team firstname.lastname@example.org with organizers Robert Hansen and Mark Levine . Calls are the 4th Wednesday. each month.
Then, John Nichols (The Nation, MSNBC) will moderate a guided discussion: “Building the Progressive Democratic-Labor Alliance” recognizing key labor unions and groups working with PDA include: National Nurses United–Massachusetts Nurses United, US Labor Against War, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Communications Workers of America, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, The United Electrical Union. Representatives of these and other unions meet with PDA at the monthly Progressive Round Table on Capitol Hill.
Panelists include: Karen Higgins, RN National Nurses United (NNU)* George Kohl, Communications Workers of America, (CWA)* Lindsay McLaughlin, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)* Bill Fletcher, PDA National Board-American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)*.
John will moderate the next panel discussing: “What will the Progressive Agenda be in 2013?” and feature: PDA National Board member Rep. Jim McGovern (MA) PDA National Board member Rep. John Conyers (MI) Andrea Miller, PDA National Staff Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies* Randy Parraz, Citizens for a Better Arizona*
Followed by a panel focused on: “Organizing the Progressive Movement Inside and Outside the Democratic Party” also moderated by John Nichols with: PDA National Board member Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) Rep. Mark Pocan (WI) Thom Hartmann, PDA National Board-Radio/TV Host-Author Lori Wallach, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. Lastly, John Nichols will moderate our final panel discussing “Organizing for Main St. not Wall St.” with: Rep. Alan Grayson (FL) Michael Lighty, PDA National Board-NNU* Becky Bond, CREDO Action And possibly an exciting special guest!