Poverty Council to Meet (Unofficially) at the Democratic National Committee for Political Strategy 2020

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. 

 

Confirmed Speakers: 

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

 

Tentative Speakers:

 

Congress Member Barbara Lee – Chair, Out of Poverty Caucus

 

Congress Member Maxine Waters – Chair, Financial Services Committee

 

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