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A Bold Agenda for Change: Voices from the Front Lines of the Economic Crisis

May 12, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Representatives from poverty-fighting networks from across the United States will testify at an ad-hoc hearing hosted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

The people who will testify come from all over the United States: from Los Angeles to New York; from New Orleans to Boston. They include people most severely affected by the economic crisis, including day laborers, domestic workers, and people fighting the eviction of people from their homes. This event is part of an effort to forge a bold agenda that creates good jobs and advances economic and environmental justice here and abroad.

Members of the Inter-Alliance Dialogue — an emerging coalition of networks representing domestic workers, janitors, day laborers, housing activists, worker rights advocates, and others from the front lines of the economic crisis — will speak, including:

  • Jobs with Justice: Sarita Gupta and Elce Redmond
  • Grassroots Global Justice Alliance: Jihan Gearon and Tammy Bang Luu
  • National Day Laborers Organizing Network: Jacinta Gonzales
  • Right to the City: Roxan McKinnon, Wanda Salaman, and Melonie Griffiths
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance: Jocelyn Gill-Campbell

This event is FREE and open to the public.


May 12, 2009
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Cannon House Office Building
300 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC United States
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