The Promise of a Progressive Populist Movement

The launch of a new national movement for progressive change in rural America

People's Action is proud to host a unique gathering of grassroots leaders building a progressive movement in rural and small town America. To coincide with the event, People's Action will release an new important report on rural and small town politics. Our aim is to advance a multiracial, race-conscious populist movement that will change the course of our democracy.

For media inquiries, please contact Kathy Mulady at 206-992-8787.

You can watch a live video stream of the event below on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 7:15 am PDT, 10:15 am EDT.


Barb Kahlbach, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Kischa Pena, Down Home North Carolina

Confirmed Speakers:

George Goehl, director, People’s Action
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Oregon
Cathy Glasson, candidate for Iowa Governor
State Representative Paulette Jordan, candidate for Idaho Governor
Jess King, candidate for 11th Congressional District in Pennsylvania
Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance & Caring Across Generations
Sarita Gupta, Jobs with Justice & Caring Across Generations
Garrett Arwa, For Our Future
Eric Ward, Western States Center
Dee Davis, Center for Rural Strategies
Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance
Causten Rodriguez-Wollerman, Demos
Kristian Ramos, Define American
Rev. Tony Pierce, Illinois People’s Action
Laura Frerichs, Land Stewardship Project
Brigid Flaherty, Down Home North Carolina
Jonathan Smucker, Beyond the Choir
Eliza Booth, Lancaster Stands Up
Debbie Smith, Down Home North Carolina
Schuyler Brown, Sightful
Amanda Devecka-Rinear, New Jersey Organizing Project
Taryn Hallweaver, Maine People’s Alliance

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