Friday’s highlights included a keynote conversation with Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Sen. Jeff Merkley and remarks from Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Dr. Leana Wen, Restaurant Opportunities Center’s Saru Jayaraman, Working Hero’s Joe Sandberg, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and OnePA organizer Munira Edens-McClean.
After the morning breakouts, Netroots attendees took to the streets for a locally led action taking a stand against immigrant detention and white supremacy. The march was a part of the nationwide “Lights For Liberty” action to raise awareness of the concentration camps along the U.S. southern border. Activists demanded an end to the funding of immigrant detention centers and a push for those funds to instead be used to improve communities in Philadelphia.
During the keynote, speakers laid out a progressive vision for our country—one that’s rooted in justice, equality and sustainability. “I’m 29 years old and I struggle with the fact that in 2019, we’re still answering the same questions about sexual harassment and whether climate change is real,” said Stockton CA Mayor Michael Tubbs. “A progressive vision for 2020 has to say: enough is enough.”
Rep. Jayapal said: “We have to make sure that we have a spine, and that we keep a spine and that we push for the things that we really believe in.”
FOLLOW-AT-HOME GUIDE FOR SATURDAY
The schedule of what’s streaming today is below. Click here to join us online on Facebook Live.
The following keynotes and panels will be streaming today (all times are Eastern time). You can find full descriptions of each session here.
9 to 10 a.m
- Building the Bench: Racial Equity and Diversity at the State and Local Level
- Black People are Not a Monolith: Engaging and Organizing the Communities Within the Diaspora
- Why Abortion Isn’t a Wedge Issue
10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Keynote: Making Herstory: The Women Who Are Shifting the Balance of Power in Washington (Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Deb Haaland, Rep. Barbara Lee, PA Rep. Summer Lee, PA Rep. Movida Johnson-Harrell and Aimee Allison)
1 to 2 p.m.
- Freeing Us From the Student Debt Trap
- State Legislatures: The Most Important Elections We’re Not Talking About
- After Cash Bail
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
- A Vision for Progressive Foreign Policy in the 2020 Elections and Beyond
- An Early, Inclusive and Targeted Ground Operation: How the Democratic Party is Building for 2019, 2020 and Beyond
- The Double Down: Discussions of Black and Disability Identity
- Daily Kos/Netroots Nation Presidential Candidate Forum