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pushing for prOgress

A Panel Series About Learning from 2020 and Planning for 2022

Thursdays March 18, 25 and April 1 2021
6:30-8pm ET

Participants


Alphonso Mayfield
President
Florida Public Services Union - SEIU
 
 

Amanda Edwards
President & CEO
The Community Based Solutions Firm
 
 

Angela Cruz
Council Palm Beach County
 
 

Candace Valenzuela
Texas State Chair
Vote Mama
 
 

Chris Bruce
Political Director
ACLU of Georgia
 
 

Deborah Scott
Executive Director
Georgia STAND-UP
 
 

Derrick Johnson
President & CEO
NAACP
 
 

Dr. Karen Green
Liberty and Justice for All Community Foundation
 
 

Ed Espinoza
Executive Director
Progress Texas
 
 

Fenika Miller
Senior State Coordinator
Black Voters Matter Georgia
 
 

Gerry Hudson
Secretary-Treasurer
SEIU
 
 

Jamal Watkins
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Advancement
NAACP
 
 

James Michael Russell
Freelance Journalist
Independent Consultant
 
 

John Taylor
Dep. Dir. Governing Campaign
SEIU
 
 

Kendall Scudder
Co-chair
Represent Texas
 
 

Lee Saunders
President
AFSCME
 
 

Millie Ayala Raphael
CEO and Chief Political Strategist
"Progress For Florida, LLC."
 
 

Mondale Robinson
Founder
Black Male Voter Project
 
 

Rae Martinez
Senior Director, Texas Rising
Texas Freedom Network
 
 

Representative Sean Shaw
Founder
People Over Profits
 
 

Rev. Dr. Joe Parramore
New Journey Ministries, J2 Strategies and Solutions
 
 

Roxey Nelson
Vice President Politics & Strategic Campaigns
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
 
 

Stacey Patel
People before Politics Florida
 
 

Terrance Woodbury
Partner
HIT Strategies

Travis Dupree
Organizing Coordinator
SEIU
 
 

Will Harper
Director of HBCU Marketing
ESPN
 
 

…with many more TBA!

March On is launching “Pushing for Progress: A Panel Series About Learning from 2020 and Planning for 2022,” a three-part series dedicated to what happened during the 2020 election cycle, what we can learn from it and how we can apply those lessons to 2022 and beyond.

This dynamic series features discussion among political, civic and labor leaders addressing the factors that defined these historic elections and what they mean for future efforts to retain and build on a progressive majority.

During the presidential election of 2020, Georgia became a major battleground as the state made a historic flip from red to blue. All eyes remained on the state as two progressive Senate candidates flipped control of the Senate to Democrats. This panel will examine what worked and why, from massive grassroots organizing to the candidates themselves and their bold progressive messaging.

Despite Florida’s right tilt in recent election cycles, progressives were hopeful they could make inroads at the state level in 2020 and flip the state for Joe Biden. Instead, Republicans flipped five state House seats and Biden lost by a larger margin than expected. This panel will examine what went wrong and the next steps for progressives as they reckon with a serious need to rebuild operations in Florida.

The same factors that were critical to success in Georgia exist today in Texas. As we push toward the 2022 midterms, this panel discussion will examine conditions in Texas and how the lessons learned in Georgia and Florida can apply to help progressives move the state blue in 2022 and even flip it in 2024.

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