Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Friday, Aug. 3 9:00 AM
Ends: Friday, Aug. 3 10:15 AM
Fighting the Global Right (Sponsored Panel)
Posted by Netroots Nation on Friday, August 3, 2018
Donald Trump and his people have been part of a sharp rise of an ethno-nationalist right wing that has spanned borders, a network that has shared funding and is knit together on social media. Progressives need to marry strong organizing and bold tactics to meet this challenge. Campaigners from Europe and the U.S. who are on the front lines in this fight will join us to talk about how they have been fighting back, and winning.
Brian Young is the co-founder and Managing Director at the Corporate Action Network, a hub to support campaigns fighting corporate abuse with innovative organizing technology and tactics. Previously, he directed John Kerry’s digital operations in his political and official offices, including overseeing fundraising and organizing using Senator Kerry’s 3-million+ contact email list and revamping the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s web presence. He also consulted on Howard Dean’s ground-breaking Presidential campaign, ran a Congressional campaign, and, before getting involved in politics, was an award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Nelini Stamp is the National Organizing Director at the Working Families Party. She works with volunteer leaders across the country to build local progressive infrastructure. Nelini joined the New York Working Families Party staff in 2008; door knocking and field organizing for a variety of electoral campaigns across New York State. Since then, she has been deeply involved in social movement work around economic and racial justice across the country. She worked on the ground at Occupy Wall Street to help bridge the gap between labor, community- based organizations and Occupy activists. Afterward, Nelini co-created the Freedom Side and co-founded Dream Defenders in Florida, which organizes and trains youth in non-violent civil disobedience, civic engagement, and direct action. Lately, as a co-builder of WFP’s Resist Here project, which launched #ResistTrumpTuesdays, she has been chasing Senator Schumer around to make sure he stands up to Trump. You can often find her leading marches, rallies and mic-checking at direct actions.
Now network officer for the Greens in European Parliament, before Communications & Strategy for the Dutch Greens. Master in Political Communication & Strategy @
Kent University. Used to have a restaurant and recording studio in Spain. Was a a local politician once. Or twice. Knows the gentle art of handing out political flyers. Or glueing posters. Has seen how the internet took over and tries to keep up. Was wearing a Gegen Nazis sign on his coat back in the 90s: how does that work nowadays? How should we progressives deal with right wingers in 2018? Let’s get together at Netroots and see what we can do.