As progress in Washington, D.C. continues to be stymied by partisan conflict and special interests, the states are serving as a testing ground for advancing progressive policies and are reaffirming a vision of politics as the art of the possible. In 2007, state legislatures made major progressive gains in areas ranging from health care to the environment to living wage to renewable fuels to gay rights.
To highlight the gains of the progressive movement in states throughout the country, the Progressive States Network, the National Labor Caucus of State Legislators, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Center for Policy Alternatives, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and AFSCME are co-hosting a networking event for elected officials and their staff during the National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
The event will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2007, on-site at the Westin Copley Place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Please be sure to join fellow progressives in networking, exchanging ideas, and celebrating the emergence of a new era of progressive reform.
Visit these links for more information about the sponsoring organizations:
Progressive States Network
National Labor Caucus of State Legislators
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Center for Policy Alternatives
Center for American Progress Action Fund