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Friday July 8 – Sunday July 10, 2016

at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

 

The Public Leadership Institute's State Strategy Forum is in Washington, D.C., Friday, July 8 at 6pm to Sunday, July 10 at 1pm. This conference focuses on reproductive rights, public education and economic justice. There are sessions on policy, communication, leadership, and building inside-outside strategies.

For more information, please email us at leadership@publicleadershipinstitute.org

For a copy of the final agenda and speaker list, click here.

Read "Social Media Strategy for Lawmakers" by Joe Fuld, here.


CONFERENCE AGENDA

Friday, July 8

1:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Opens (Palladian Foyer)

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.   

Special Session: How to Rally the Public for an Activist Government (Attendance is limited)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception & Buffet (Palladian Room)

  • Paul Gilmartin

Saturday, July 9

7:45 a.m.

Registration Desk and Exhibits Open (Palladian Foyer)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Palladian Room)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary (Palladian Room) [Aimee staff]

  • Gloria Totten – Public Leadership Institute
  • Kelly Baden – Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Amy Hagstrom Miller – Whole Woman’s Health

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session I

Education: Polling and message briefing (Cabinet Room)

  • Jeff Bryant – Education Opportunity Network
  • Erica Seifert – National Education Association
  • Moderator: Alabama Senator Vivian Figures

Reproductive Rights: Expanding access to abortion (Calvert Room)

  • Ravina Daphtary – All* Above All
  • Jordan Goldberg – National Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Bethany Van Kampen – National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Moderator: Maryland Delegate Ariana Kelly

Reproductive Rights: Protecting patients and staff from violence, falsehoods and harassment (Governors Board Room)

  • Amy Hagstrom Miller – Whole Woman’s Health
  • Tammi Kromenaker – Red River Women’s Clinic
  • Aimee Arrambide – Public Leadership Institute
  • Moderator: Georgia Representative Park Cannon

Message & Communications: Expand your media reach (Senate Room)

  • Beth Cope – Public Leadership Institute
  • Lonnie Scott – Progress Michigan
  • Joel Johnson – Glover Park Group

Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch & Plenary (Palladian Room)

  • Gloria Totten – Public Leadership Institute
  • Sayu Bhojwani – New American Leaders Project
  • Mary Cathryn Ricker – American Federation of Teachers

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session II

Reproductive Rights: Ensuring broad reproductive rights (Cabinet Room)

  • Marcela Howell – In Our Own Voice
  • Kelly Baden – Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Aimee Arrambide – Public Leadership Institute
  • Moderator: Pennsylvania Representative Dan Frankel

Progressive Agenda: A policy agenda for the New American Majority (Governors Conference Room)

  • Sayu Bhojwani – New American Leaders Project
  • Adam Hunter – Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Avideh Moussavian – National Immigration Law Center
  • Moderator: Maryland Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez

Economic Justice: Wage and benefits policy in the states (Calvert Room)

  • Sarah Fleisch Fink – National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Fatima Goss Graves – National Women’s Law Center
  • Andrew Hamilton – Service Employees International Union
  • Moderator: Hawaii Representative Roy Takumi

Message & Communications: Using progressive values to connect to more of your constituents (Senate Room)

  • Gloria Totten – Public Leadership Institute
  • Bernie Horn – Public Leadership Institute

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Session III

Reproductive Rights: Protecting patients and staff from violence, falsehoods and harassment (Repeat of 10:15 session) (Governors Board Room)

  • Amy Hagstrom Miller – Whole Woman’s Health
  • Tammi Kromenaker – Red River Women’s Clinic
  • Aimee Arrambide – Public Leadership Institute
  • Moderator: Georgia Representative Park Cannon

The Progressive Agenda: Selecting and using model bills to advance a solutions-oriented policy agenda in your community (Senate Room)

  • Bernie Horn – Public Leadership Institute
  • Sam Munger – State Innovation Exchange
  • Moderator: Texas Representative Nicole Collier

Economic Justice: (Calvert Room) How to use the latest polling and messaging to advance an economic or budget/tax narrative

  • Richard Kirsch – Our Story - The Hub for American Narratives
  • Frank Clemente – Americans for Tax Fairness
  • Moderator: New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz

Message & Communications: Maximize your social media presence (Cabinet Room)

  • Joe Fuld – The Campaign Workshop
  • Beth Cope – Public Leadership Institute

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception (Palladian Room)

Sunday, July 10

8:30 a.m. Registration Desk Opens (Palladian Foyer)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet (Palladian Room)

(9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Regional discussions)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Session IV

4A Reproductive Rights: How to talk about the abortion issue, and why (Calvert Room)

  • Margaret Conway – ConwayStrategic
  • Tresa Undem – PerryUndem and National Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe – Catholics for Choice
  • Joel Foster – NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • RaeAnn Roca Pickett – National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Moderator: Gloria Totten – Public Leadership Institute

4B Education: Options for progressive state education policy (Governors Board Room)

  • Casandra Ulbrich – Michigan State Board of Education
  • Cyrus Driver – National Public Education Support Fund
  • Livia Lam – Learning Policy Institute
  • Shital Shah – American Federation of Teachers
  • Moderator: Pennsylvania Senator Art Haywood

4C Coalition Building: How to work with and help build the progressive infrastructure in your state (Cabinet Room)

  • Roger Vann – State Voices
  • Greg Speed – America Votes
  • Kate Snyder – ProgressNow

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. (Break to check out of hotel)

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Luncheon Plenary (Palladian Room)

  • Gloria Totten – Public Leadership Institute

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