For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Karen Dolan, Institute for Policy Studies: kdolan@ips-dc.org; (202) 234-9382 (m)
Ricardo Valadez, Jobs With Justice: Ricardo@jwj.org; (703) 340-0610 (m) 

Progressive Policy Groups

A Bold Agenda for Change from Grassroots America: Voices from the Front Lines of the Economic Crisis

WASHINGTON - A coalition of progressive poverty-fighting networks will present
to Members of Congress and their staff about the impact of the economic
crisis on those most affected by the crisis. The coalition will present
a comprehensive agenda to the Congressional Progressive Caucus and ask
for the assistance in ensuring those on the front line of this crisis
are not forgotten.   

The educational briefing and
agenda release will occur Tuesday, May 12, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. in 121 Cannon House Office Building.    

This educational briefing will
focus on the hundreds of thousands of people most severely affected,
including maids, janitors, day laborers, housing activists, worker rights
advocates and others from the front lines of the economic crisis.

When:
 
Tuesday, May 12th, 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

 
Where:  
121 Cannon House Office Building 

Who:  Sarita Gupta,
Jobs with Justice

          Elce
    Redman, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

          Jihan
    Gearon, Indigenous Environmental Network

          Tammy
    Bang Lu, National Day Laborers Organizing Network

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          Pablo
    Alvarado, Right to the City

          Roxanne
    McKinnon, City Life in Boston

          Wanda
    Salaman, National Domestic Workers Alliance

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    Poo 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS: 
Institute for
Policy Studies
 
For more than four decades, the Institute for Policy Studies
has transformed ideas into action for peace, justice and the environment.
It is a progressive multi-issue think tank. www.ips-dc.org 
Jobs with Justice (JWJ) is a national network of over 40 coalitions
in 25 states across the country that engage workers and allies in campaigns
to win justice in workplaces and in communities where working families
live. www.jwj.org

Grassroots Global Justice
(GGJ) is an alliance of 65 U.S.-based grassroots groups and networks
who are organizing to build an agenda for power for working and poor
people. www.ggjalliance.org

The National Day Laborer
Organizing Network
(NDLON) has over 40 affiliates across the country
organizing to improve the lives of day laborers in the United States. www.ndlon.org

Right to the City is
a national alliance of over 35 membership-based organizations and allies
organizing to build a united response to gentrification and displacement
in our cities. www.righttothecity.org

The National Domestic Workers
Alliance
is comprised of over a dozen domestic workers organizations
across the country.  www.domesticworkersunited.org

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