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LIVE: The New Populism Is Here, and It’s Ready to Change America

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Moral Mondays protests throughout the South, minimum-wage increases in Washington State, fast-food workers walking off the job around the globe: a new progressive political spirit has arrived, and it’s only growing in power. Tune in all day Thursday to the New Populism Conference, organized by Campaign for America’s Future, to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and many others take on the banks, the corporations and the politicians who are standing in the way of a more just America.

INVESTMENT, GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
9:05 am Time to Rebuild America: Invest and Grow
• REP. KEITH ELLISON (D-Minn.)

9:25 am We Aren’t Broke; We’ve Been Robbed: Fair Taxes in a Gilded Age
• REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY (D-Ill.)

THE NEW POPULISM
9:45 am The Populist Moment; The Emerging Movement
• ROBERT BOROSAGE, Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future

10 am The Populist Majority: Americans Want An End to Business as Usual
• CELINDA LAKE, Pollster, Lake and Associates

TAKING ON INEQUALITY AND CAPITAL
10:40 am Full Employment and Growth: Make Workers Scarce and Jobs Plentiful
• JARED BERNSTEIN, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

10:55 am Balanced Trade: End the Fast Track to Nowhere
• THEA LEE, Deputy Chief of Staff and Trade Policy Economist, AFL-CIO

11:10 am Curb Wall Street: Too Big to Fail = Too Big To Bail
• SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio)

11:20 am Educate This: Guarantee the Opportunity to Learn
• ELAINE WEISS, Coordinator, Broader, Bolder Approach to Education Campaign

THE RULES ARE RIGGED; IT WILL TAKE A MOVEMENT
Noon Keynote Address
• SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-Mass.)

RAISE THE ROOF, LIFT THE FLOOR
1:30 pm Jobs with Justice: Living Wage, Basic Rights: Moving in States and Cities Now
• VALERIE ERVIN, Executive Director, The Center for Working Families

1:50 pm Empower Workers
• LARRY COHEN, President, Communications Workers of America

2:10 pm Crack Down on CEO Plunder
• SARAH ANDERSON, GLOBAL ECONOMY PROJECT, Institute for Policy Studies

THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE: A POPULIST FORCE
2:45 pm Shafted: The Rising American Electorate and Today’s Economy
• MAYA ROCKEYMOORE, President, Global Policy Solutions

3:05 pm Latinos Want Action, Not Retreat
• KICA MATOS, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, Center for Community Change and Director, Fair Immigration Reform Movement

3:25 pm Big Debts, Lousy Jobs, Catastrophic Climate: The Coming Millennial Revolt
• SOPHIA ZAMAN, President, U.S. Student Association

DEFEND AND EXPAND SHARED SECURITY
4:05 pm Fight Back Against the Oligarchs
• SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.)

4:35 pm Not Right and Left: Right and Wrong
• REV. WILLIAM BARBER II, President, North Carolina NAACP

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