Report from PDA Grassroots Gathering in DC
|The Team at the Round Table|
We want to share the highlights of our amazing week in Washington, D.C. Our team gathered at the University of DC Law School Monday and Tuesday for planning and discussions. Tuesday night, we honored Tim Carpenter at the first annual Onward celebration.
We welcomed Congress members Jan Schakowsky, Hank Johnson, Keith Ellison, John Conyers and Jim McGovern. All of them spoke passionately about the progressive movement and our key role in advancing our shared values. We also recognized several progressive leaders with awards. If you missed the event and livestream, or if you want to watch it again, you can see the videos and view photos from the event (links below).
On Wednesday, we gathered on Capitol Hill for letter drops and our progressive round table. We delivered about 500 letters around the country and on the Hill. Our round table featured great reports from our grassroots leaders, as well as from Lori Wallach on the TPP, and staffers for Rep. Raul Grijalva and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Again, you can view the videos and the photos (links below).
On Thursday, we wrapped up 3 days of leadership strategy sessions at UDC Law School, discussing our newly updated endorsement procedures, as well as plans to draft new bylaws and develop a framework for exciting new developments moving forward. Stay tuned!
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Now, as promised, here are the links! Onward Celebration video and photos. Round Table videos and photos.
As Tim would say,
Conor, Andrea, Kim, Mike Hersh, Jeanne, Judy, Mike Fox, Janis, Deb
Your PDAmerica Team