February 12, 2019
Poverty Council to Meet (Unofficially) at the Democratic National Committee for Political Strategy 2020
Federal, state and local elected officials, staff of presidential candidates, and national leaders on homelessness and poverty will meet at the Washington D.C. Marriott Marquis to develop a national legislative and political strategy on poverty leading into the 2020 election cycle.
WHEN: Friday February 15, 2019 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm - Open to the public.
WHERE: Marriott Marquis Hotel Washington D.C. - 901 Massachusetts Ave. Washington D.C. 20001 – Union Station Room Level M3
WHAT: Poverty Council - Inaugural Meeting:
The Poverty Council, held concurrently with the Democratic National Committee
winter meeting (not an official Democratic Party event), is designed to build
political power and to create a national legislative agenda for 40.6 million people
living at or below the poverty level. The Council was created by a unanimous
vote of the DNC in August 2018. The DNC did not place the council
on the official agenda and the room was booked with funds from supporters.
WHO: Federal, state and local elected officials, national stakeholder organizations and those impacted by poverty.
Treney Tweedy - Mayor, Lynchburg, VA
Rohini Kosoglu - Chief of Staff, Sen. Kamala Harris
Megan Hustings - Director, National Coalition for the Homeless
Sen. Nina Turner, Former Ohio State Senator and President of Our Revolution
Diane Yentel - President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy, Natl. Healthcare for the Homeless Council
Cassidy Waskowicz - Development Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Larry Cohen, former President of Communication Workers of America
Phyllis Davis - Unhoused Patient at Unity Health Care
Andrea Miller - Center for Common Ground
Finney Matthew - Lighthouse Homeless Services
Frank LaMere - Native American Poverty
James Fukuda - Affordable Housing - New York City
Joel Segal - Anti-poverty Coalition
Congress Member Barbara Lee – Chair, Out of Poverty Caucus
Congress Member Maxine Waters – Chair, Financial Services Committee
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