written by bendygirl at Thursday, May 07, 2009
I just looked and there appear to still be seats available for this Downtown (near the White House) event:
Greedy CEOs and anti-union front groups are already working overtime to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act. To make sure they don't win, we need to ramp up our activism.
But what role is there for online activism in the fight? How can unions and progressive allies beat back fear-mongering from the corporate interests? What messaging tools will be employed by pro-employee choice groups, and how can the Netroots stand up to the anti-union echo-chamber?
This Friday, join Stewart Acuff of the AFL-CIO, Laura Clawson of Daily Kos, Rebecca Wasserman of American Rights at Work and Michael Whitney of the SEIU for a conversation on how the Netroots can make employee free choice a reality in 2009. The panel will be moderated by Christopher Hayes, Washington DC editor of The Nation.
Click here to reserve your spot.
Netroots Nation DC
Friday, May 8, noon to 2 p.m.
AFL-CIO, George Meany Room
815 16th St. NW, Washington DC
This event is part of the Netroots Nation Salon Series, launched in August 2008 to provide year-round opportunities for the progressive community to exchange ideas and learn how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate.
Passing the Employee Free Choice Act will level the playing field and put the power back where it belongs—in the hands of workers. Click here to join us for this important discussion.
Thanks for making a difference.
Karen, Mary, Nolan and Raven
PS: Space is extremely limited, so be sure to RSVP now.
I'm working, so I can't attend. But anyone who does, drop me a line, I'd love to post some info on the event.