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Friday, February 19
 

10:00am

Working Together: Building Power Through Nonpartisan Partnerships at the Federal and State Level
Led by Laurel Mcleaish (PA State Education Association) and Keely Monroe (Alliance for Justice)
This session will explore the Pennsylvania’s campaign finance law and its Lobbyist Disclosure Law and discuss the different roles and functions of 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, and PACs, and the rules on how these types of organizations work together.  The session explores the legal separation necessary between affiliated organizations, the fundraising constraints of each organization, the lobbying distinctions and permissible electoral activity for each organization.  It also explores issues related to digital advocacy, such as websites, Facebook, and Twitter. We will also be covering a broad overview of the Federal Lobby Disclosure Act. Sign up required even if you've already registered for the Summit. Please sign up here

Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Harrisburger A

10:00am

Field Training for Progressive Campaign Staffers & Activists

Led by Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Learn the basics of connecting with voters, from phone banking to door knocking. Our exercise-based curriculum will cover the math, organizing skills, and event planning tips you need to talk with voters, plus much more!

This training will be best for campaign staff at all levels, from local to statewide seats, and activists, although all are welcome! Sign up required even if you're already registered for the Summit. Please sign up here, clicking "Field Training at the PA Progressive Summit."


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Penn Harris B

10:00am

Finance Training for Progressive Candidates & Campaign Staffers

Led by Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Learn the basics of campaign fundraising, from building your donor list to making the ask. Our exercise-based curriculum will cover effective call time, best practices for hosting house parties, and online fundraising, plus much more!

This training will be best for candidates running on all levels, from local to statewide seats, and their campaign staff, although all are welcome! Sign up required even if you've already registered for the Summit. Please sign up here, clicking "Finance Training at the PA Progressive Summit."


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Harrisburger B

12:00pm

Katie McGinty Fundraiser
(Not sponsored by KP.  Listed as a related event)
Join Alex Hartzler, Bill Warren, Dick Hayden Joe Powers & Mark Singel
For a luncheon in support of
Katie McGinty
Democrat for United States Senate

Crowne Plaza Hotel
23 S. 2nd Street
Room Name: Pennsylvania B & E (Floor 2)
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Suggested Contribution Levels
Co-Host: $2700
Patron: $1,000
Supporter: $500
Friend: $250
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2.19.16

Speakers
avatar for Katie McGinty

Katie McGinty

Katie McGinty is a proven leader with a long track record of creating positive change. In government and in business, Katie has been a change agent overcoming the odds to create jobs, protect the environment, deliver affordable health care and support good schools.   She’s the ninth of ten kids, born in northeast Philadelphia to a Philadelphia police officer and restaurant hostess. Katie laughs that this big, loud and fun household... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Crowne Plaza hotel 23 S. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

3:30pm

Why Courts Matter
Led by PA Budget and Policy Center
 
Join the Why Courts Matter - PA Coalition and Center for American Progress to learn about the importance of filling judicial vacancies in the federal courts and what you can do to promote the nominations of diverse, well-qualified judges to lifetime seats on the bench. We'll talk about how the federal courts affect many of the issues important to you and your organization and the importance of the 2016 Election when it comes to the Supreme Court. Sign up required even if you're already registered for the Summit. Please sign up here

Presenters
avatar for Christine          Stone

Christine Stone

Co-chair, Why Courts Matter PA


Friday February 19, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Governor Board Room Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

6:00pm

US Senate Debate
Katie McGinty, Joe Sestak and John Fetterman confirmed  

Moderators
avatar for Bernice            Hines Corbit

Bernice Hines Corbit

Treasurer, Keystone Progress

Speakers
avatar for John Fetterman

John Fetterman

Candidate for US Senate-D, Fetterman For Senate
John Fetterman has served as mayor of Braddock for more than 10 years. After winning by a single vote, Mayor John threw out the traditional political playbook and worked to break the cycles of poverty and violence that were decimating Braddock’s chances by embracing creative ideas and innovative solutions. From a new community center to urban gardens and new businesses, Mayor John is charting a new path for Braddock. | John grew up in York... Read More →
avatar for Katie McGinty

Katie McGinty

Katie McGinty is a proven leader with a long track record of creating positive change. In government and in business, Katie has been a change agent overcoming the odds to create jobs, protect the environment, deliver affordable health care and support good schools.   She’s the ninth of ten kids, born in northeast Philadelphia to a Philadelphia police officer and restaurant hostess. Katie laughs that this big, loud and fun household... Read More →
avatar for Joe Sestak

Joe Sestak

Born and raised in Delaware County, former 3-star Admiral Joe Sestak served in the Navy for 31 years. He served as a Congressman for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District from 2007-2011. As a Congressman, Joe served on both the Armed Services and Education & Labor Committees, and was Vice Chairman of the Small Business Committee. According to the office of the House Historian, Joe is the highest-ranking former military officer ever to serve... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Harrisburg Ballroom

7:30pm

Keystone Progress Fundraiser

Keystone Progress Fundraiser,  
Drinks and appetizers  with US Senate candidates and other special guests to be announced. 

$125 donation toward the work of Keystone Progress to build a Progressive Pennsylvania. Admission to the fundraiser is not included in Summit registration.


Friday February 19, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Pennsylvania Ballroom

8:30pm

Post-debate: A Late Happy Hour for Mayor John Fetterman for US Senate.

Post-debate: A Late Happy Hour for Mayor John Fetterman for US Senate. Ad Lib Bar, 1st Floor of Hilton. $25.

This is not a Summit event.  We list related events as a courtesy to our allies and friends. 


Speakers
avatar for John Fetterman

John Fetterman

Candidate for US Senate-D, Fetterman For Senate
John Fetterman has served as mayor of Braddock for more than 10 years. After winning by a single vote, Mayor John threw out the traditional political playbook and worked to break the cycles of poverty and violence that were decimating Braddock’s chances by embracing creative ideas and innovative solutions. From a new community center to urban gardens and new businesses, Mayor John is charting a new path for Braddock. | John grew up in York... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Ad Lib Bar Hilton, 1st Floor

9:00pm

Manan Trivedi's Legendary Karoake Party
Manan Trivedi's Legendary Karoake Party.  No charge.    
                Zembie's, 226  N. 2nd St., Harrisburg

Speakers
avatar for Manan Trivedi

Manan Trivedi

Board of Directors, Keystone Progress


Friday February 19, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
TBA

9:30pm

Late Night Cocktail Fundraiser for Mary Ellen Balchunis for Congress in PA’s 7th

Dr. Mary Ellen Balchunis

For Congress in PA’s 7th
Host Committee: Bev Hahn  Tom Herman  George Badey Chuck Pascal  Bonny Davis
Enjoy Cocktails & Light Bites following the Keystone Progress FR

Harrisburg Hilton, Room 420
Levels:
 Bernie - $27
 Undecided- $127/$1,270
 Hillary- $2,700/$5,400
 Other- Give what you can!
(This is not a Summit event.  We post it as acourtesy to our friends and allies)

Friday February 19, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, February 20
 

9:00am

Dauphin County Democratic Committee Endorsement Meeting
This event is not part of the KP Summit.  It is an outside event that some of our attendees may be interested in.  
http://www.dauphindems.com/node/1813

Presenters
avatar for Rogette Harris

Rogette Harris

Chairman, Dauphin County Democratic Committee


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Pennsylvania Ballroom

9:00am

Opening Plenary
Opening Session with keynote speaker Becky Pringle, vice president of the National Education Association

Other speakers include:
Fred Azcarate, USAction
Bree Carlson, National People's Action
Judith Leblanc, Alliance for a Just Society
Norman Bristol Colon
Michael Morrill, Keystone Progress 

Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Harrisburg Ballroom

10:45am

New Constitutions for Pennsylvania – Asserting and Protecting our Rights
This session will explore how rights-based work is being driven into fundamental constitutional frameworks -- at the local and state level -- across Pennsylvania. Participants will hear about how over 100 PA communities have stopped corporate harms by passing local laws that assert and protect their rights. Participants will also hear about how those local laws elevate the rights of communities above the claimed "rights" and privileges of corporations; how those local laws assert and protect the rights of nature; and how those local laws challenge the authority of our state government to "legalize" and permit harmful corporate activities to be forced upon PA communities that do not want them. 

Moderators
avatar for John     Trallo

John Trallo

Vice President, Pennsylvania Community Rights Network
John Trallo is a professional musician, music teacher, luthier. BA in Music ed., BA in Music Theory and Composition, Assoc. in Psychology & Music Therapy with certified accredited teaching certificates in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also an active and supporting member of MusiCares an organization dedicated to providing emergency disaster relief | John was born in Philadelphia, PA and has been a resident of Sullivan County, PA since... Read More →

Presenters

Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Delaware

10:45am

Why Courts Matter
No matter the issue — marriage equality, voting rights, employment discrimination, environmental regulation, health care, immigration — our federal judiciary plays an important role in the lives of hardworking Americans. Panelists will discuss how the courts can shape policy just as much, if not more, than the legislative branch, and how many judicial seats are vacant because of unprecedented obstruction in Washington. The backlog in the courts undermines our system of justice and makes it difficult for most Americans to have their cases heard in a timely manner. The panel will discuss what you can do to be sure the court vacancies are not only filled, but filled with diverse judges. 

Presenters
avatar for Christine          Stone

Christine Stone

Co-chair, Why Courts Matter PA


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
William Penn

10:45am

Fear is Trumping Reason: Will the Lizard Brain Rule in 2016? Deprogramming America from the Fox “News” Fear Factor
There's a lizard lurking inside each one of our brains. When it dominates, guns fly off the shelves after the latest mass shooting, Trump’s appeals to xenophobia and racism are rewarded with a spike in the polls, and a majority of Americans accept the cruelty of refusing desperate refugees as “common sense.” The co-directors of the HearYourselfThink Project bring our years of grassroots organizing and advocacy experience to this challenge of reclaiming America’s brain from the grip of right-wing media. Participants in this workshop will learn how to deprogram people who have been trapped inside the "Fox Bubble" and take away effective strategies to diffuse and diminish the influence of right-wing media over our politics and culture

Presenters
avatar for Dave Ninehouser

Dave Ninehouser

Co-Director, The HearYourselfThink Project
avatar for Erin Ninehouser

Erin Ninehouser

Co-Director, The HearYourselfThink Project


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
New Governor Board Room Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

10:45am

Why Progressives Should Care about Economic Development

For the first time in a century, America’s largest cities are growing faster than their suburbs. Results range from the revitalization of declining neighborhoods to transit investment to disaffection among suburbanites with long commutes and rising gasoline prices. Sound economic development – controlling sprawl, preserving open space, improving agriculture, and pushing urban redevelopment – is the key to Pennsylvania’s competitive advantage and future financial success. Learn how smart economic development policies can lead to stronger and healthier cities, greater income equality, more attractive and stable communities, and improved educational systems and employment opportunities.



Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Harrisburger A

10:45am

8 Legal Rules for Online Advocacy that Everyone Should Know
Can a 501(c)(3) lose its tax status over a careless tweet? What happens when a politician “likes” your organization’s Facebook page? Social media can help an organization shape public policy, but it comes with its own set of rules and regulations. Many nonprofits are hesitant about engaging in online advocacy, but knowing these rules can strengthen your work! Join Alliance for Justice for an interactive training that will clarify the rules for using social media, blogs and email as part of your advocacy toolkit. Trainers will give concrete examples and invite the audience to discuss hypothetical situations to develop a deeper understanding of the rules that apply to online advocacy.

Presenters

Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bridgeport

10:45am

Lobbying and the Legislative Process
This session will consist of an overview of the legislative process in Pennsylvania and how to influence the legislative process. This overview will explain how laws are actually passed (or stopped) and not the version found in textbooks. The session will also provide an understanding of how to lobby the members of the General Assembly in each phase of the legislative process.

Presenters
LM

Laurel McLeaish

Board of Directors, Keystone Progress


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bridgeport

10:45am

Redistricting Reform in Pennsylvania
Gerrymandering allows politicians to ensure their reelection by choosing voters rather than giving voters a meaningful choice. As a result, control of Congress is systematically biased 7.5% in favor of the Republicans. Reform efforts so far have made little progress in Harrisburg. However, with the Pennsylvania legislature controlled by the Republicans and a Democratic majority in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, our state is in a unique position where both parties have something to gain by making our elections more fair. Come and learn what is being done to seize this opportunity.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel  Loeb

Daniel Loeb

Publisher, Philadelphia Jewish Voice
Dan Loeb is a mathematician, publisher and genealogist. He is the publisher and founder of the Philadelphia Jewish Voice. His genealogical website includes about 30,000 individuals with certain branches going back to biblical times. After completing his doctorate in mathematics at MIT, Loeb moved to France where he taught mathematics and computer science at the University of Bordeaux. In 1996, he returned to the United States where he works in... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Penn Harris A

10:45am

The State of Latinos in the US: Importance of the Latino Vote

Learn how to engage, empower and mobilize Latino voters in Pennsylvania. According to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau and the Pew Research Center, the fastest growing demographic population are Latinos/Hispanics who are projected to achieve 30% of the U.S. national population by 2050. This workshop is organized by Latino leaders who led the effort to form Pennsylvania's first statewide Democratic Latino Caucus.



Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Metro B/C

10:45am

Why Success in Pennsylvania on Gun Violence Prevention Matters
A discussion of why the PA gun violence prevention movement is critical not only to the health and safety of PA but to the broader gun violence prevention and progressive agendas nationally. This panel will discuss the ways we can get involved in reducing gun violence in PA.


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Leland Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

10:45am

Women of Color Building Power in Rural Pennsylvania
Join us to hear about the journey Keystone Progress and women of color in North Central PA are engaged in to build power that can make lasting change in local communities.  This session is an opportunity ask questions, share your own challenges and successes, and identify strategies in supporting and connecting people of color in rural PA communities.


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Metro A

12:00pm

Tell Your Story. Short organizing stories from communities across PA
Is there great organizing going on in your community?  Do you have a success story you want to share?  

Send an email to mike@keystoneprogress.org with the subject "Tell Your Story." Tell us what your story is, and how you'll be able to tell that story in 3-4 minutes.

We'll choose up to 10 stories. 

Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harrisburg Ballroom

1:00pm

Abortion at the Supreme Court this Year: What It Means for Us
This panel discussion will acquaint attendees with the constitutional and health policy questions before the U.S. Supreme Court as it reviews the most important abortion rights case in over 20 years: Whole Woman's Health v. Cole. This case challenges a Texas hospital admitting privileges and facilities regulation law which threatens to close all but a handful of abortion facilities in the nation's second largest state

Presenters
avatar for Curtiss PS Hannum

Curtiss PS Hannum

Vice President, The Women's Centers
SF

Sue Frietsche

Senior Staff Attorney, Women's Law Project
avatar for Tara Murtha

Tara Murtha

Assoc. Director, Strategic Communications, Women's Law Project
I am a longtime Philadelphia-based writer working in strategic communications for Women's Law Project. I work to keep constituents informed about what is happening re: policy effecting women and girls in Pennsylvania, and develop messaging around policy, with a focus on the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Bridgeport

1:00pm

From Obama to Trump: How Immigrants and Refugees are used to score political points by the Left and the Right

This summer we saw a huge increase in anti-refugee and anti-immigrant rhetoric from presidential candidates, mayors and public figures across the country. Using misinformation to feed fear and hatred, this rhetoric has resulted in attacks on immigrant and refugee communities in PA and across the country. On the other hand, while preaching tolerance and acceptance, President Obama has deported more people than any other President in history. Just this year, the Department of Homeland Security has begun targeting refugee families from Central America who are fleeing horrible violence for fast-track deportation. In this panel we will unpack the myths surrounding immigration policies and how immigration is used to score political points at the expense of real people and their families.


Presenters
EG

Erika Guadalupe Nunez

Migrant Power Movement
JF

Jill Family

Professor and Director, Law and Government Institute, Widener Law Commonwealth
MH

Michele Hamilton

Pennsylvania NOW


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Susquehanna/ Allegheny

1:00pm

The Path to Merit Selection of Judges
Electing judges has resulted in jurists’ campaign coffers filled by the very same lawyers and parties who will appear before them.  A national record of over $16 million was spent in last fall’s Supreme Court races. There have been too many scandals in PA’s courts. While there are many good judges, it is time to consider a system that is actually designed to get the most qualified, fair, impartial, and diverse judiciary.

Presenters
LM

Lynn Marks

Executive Director, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
I am particularly passionate about equal justice for all, regardless of what we look like and how many resources we have. We must all be treated fairly and impartially and feel like we're getting a fair shake in PA's justice system.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Metro A

1:00pm

Countering the War on Facts
Throughout its history, the “New Right” has rewritten history and science to support its policies on issues ranging from separation of church and state to climate change. The result of 40+ years of this is a nation not only polarized by differences in opinions, but unable to agree on basic facts. In this sesssion, we will dissect five specific, widely believed but nonfactual myths including: 1) where they came from and how they were disseminated; 2) the underlying and sometimes not-so-obvious purposes they serve; and 3) how we can better counter these myths.

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Tabachnick

Rachel Tabachnick

Fellow, Political Research Associates
Rachel Tabachnick is a researcher, analyst, and speaker on conservative infrastructure and activism. Much of her work is focused on the impact of the Religious Right on science, education, foreign policy, and civil rights.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Metro B/C

1:00pm

School Funding and Beyond: The School Funding Lawsuit and the Role of Standardized Testing, Charter Schools, and “Accountability” in Pennsylvania’s Public Education System
The panel will discuss the school funding lawsuit, the current role of standardized testing, charter schools, and “accountability” in Pennsylvania’s public education system, and how to organize our communities to support research-based policies and fair funding for PA’s public schools.

Presenters

Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Delaware

1:00pm

The Whole Cycle is Dangerous: Stories from the Life Cycle of Fossil Fuels and the Need for Climate Justice

What is “Climate Justice?” Environmental activists from around Pennsylvania will discuss current environmental issues and why some issues get picked up by traditional environmental organizations, and why others—especially issues that affect black and brown people—get ignored. We will cover various issues including about the Brunner Island Coal Plant emissions, the S. Philly oil refinery and the plans to turn Philly into an oil and gas zone.


Presenters
avatar for J. Stephen Cleghorn

J. Stephen Cleghorn

Owner, Paradise Gardens and Farm
Passionate about climate change, stopping all extreme forms of fossil fuel extraction (especially fracking in PA), converting to renewable energy sources, and creating a healthy, organic, localized food system. Active throughout my life in nonprofits and personalty on issues of ending homelessness , creating affordable housing, relieving hunger, stopping war and preparations for war, protecting and expanding civil liberties, protecting voting... Read More →
MH

Michele Hamilton

Pennsylvania NOW


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Harrisburger A

1:00pm

Fix It: The Economic Case for Single Payer

Progressives have for years understood and supported the idea of a Single Payer Heath Care System but have struggled to get enough tools to make this a reality. The business community which carries a lot of clout with our legislators have been mostly silent on the issue, even as they struggle with the costs. We will show part of “Fix It:Health care at the Tipping Point.” This is a movie that can educate and help us gain support from the business community.  


Moderators
Presenters

Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
New Governor Board Room Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

1:00pm

Contesting Corporate Power and Building the Democracy Movement
We will briefly review how the corporate form acquired extensive legal powers since the 19th century resulting in “We the People” being anything but self-governing.  We will explore what is involved in that work: (1) amending the U.S. Constitution to eliminate the illegitimate constitutional “rights” claimed by corporations and deny that money is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment; (2) building a democracy movement rooted in social, economic and ecological justice. We’ll look at commitments to anti-oppression and solidarity organizing, political education, and the well-being of human and earth communities.  

Presenters
VR

Virginia Rasmussen

National Leadership Team, Move To Amend (people's organization)
Virginia Rasmussen is a principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD) and worked with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in its national campaign to "Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People's Rights." She taught chemistry and environmental studies at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and served as Education Director at the New Alchemy Institute in Falmouth, MA. She serves as a local elected... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Penn Harris A

1:00pm

Legislative Update
What bills will move in 2016 when Pennsylvania has a Democratic governor but an increasingly conservative legislative branch? Hear members of the 2016 PA General Assembly discuss the legislative priorities of the majority and ask about their strategies for fighting the extreme conservative agenda. 


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Juniata

1:00pm

Parent Power: Mobilizing Moms Around Issues that Matter
Mobilizing Moms Around Issues that Matter. Parents are on the frontline of many of the biggest issues facing us in Pennsylvania, from demanding food justice to paid sick days. Yet they are busy, and can seem like an elusive audience to connect with. In this workshop we'll 1) explore successful tactics for reaching and engaging parents, and 2) brainstorm new opportunities for engaging parents in Pennsylvania in 2016 and beyond.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Leland Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

1:00pm

Relational Organizing: A strategy for lasting change

This session will focus on organizing for long-term change. How do we move from mobilizing to the ultimate goal of organizing?  Gain key insights and tips to build strong relationships with volunteers, leaders and partners. Join us as we explore how developing relationships is a foundation for building power.


Presenters
avatar for Brenda Barron

Brenda Barron

Organizing Director, Keystone Progress
avatar for Daniel Doubet

Daniel Doubet

Northwest Pennsylvania Organizer, Keystone Progress


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
William Penn

2:45pm

Best Practices for Social Media Use, including how to use it for Opposition Research
It seems as if, every day, there is a new social media catastrophe in politics. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective!), the vast majority of those catastrophes are preventable, and caused by human stupidity or error. In this session we will walk you through the dumbest things every done on social media, what went wrong, and how you can avoid becoming another slide in this presentation.

Presenters
SK

Sean Kitchen

Raging Chicken Press - Harrisburg Outpost


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Susquehanna/ Allegheny

2:45pm

Attacks on Unions: Why We Should All Care

This session will explore how the attacks on both private and public sector unions, and the overall targeting of unions, affect non-union people as well as union members.  The presenters have many years of experience fighting these attacks and will tell their stories of how to fight those who want to take away union rights. People who are not union members are encouraged to attend.


Moderators
LM

Laurel McLeaish

Board of Directors, Keystone Progress

Presenters

Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Juniata

2:45pm

Will Pennsylvania have a Budget? And how progressive will it be?
By the time the Progressive Summit starts. Pennsylvania may or may not have a final budget for 2015-2016 This panel will Look at the central disputes between left and right on budget and taxation politics in order to understand where stalemate comes from and how to overcome it in a progressive way.

Presenters
JG

Jeff Garis

Outreach & Engagement Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Harrisburger A

2:45pm

The York City Experience: Engaging the Community in Public Education

This panel will focus on the campaign to stop the corporate takeover of York City's schools. Panelists will discuss the multi-year and multi-faceted effort to defeat plans to charterize York City's public schools. That effort included internal organizing of educators in the school district, detailed internal improvement plans, media strategies, community organizing, and coordination with local clergy and other local leaders.


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Metro A

2:45pm

Fracking and the 2016 Elections

In the past year, New York and Maryland have said no to fracking. More than 555 studies now cumulatively make the case for a ban. Climate scientists have told us to leave 80% of fossil fuels in the ground. In spite of all of that, the Wolf administration has gone all in on fracking. Members of Pennsylvanians Against Fracking's steering committee will discuss the ways it pressured Wolf since he was elected and how, in our first year, we have built a coalition of over 100 organizations, businesses, and institutions. We will discuss how to confront politicians, especially Democrats, in this election year.


Moderators
avatar for Karen   Feridun

Karen Feridun

Steering Committee Member, Pennsylvanians Against Fracking
I'm the founder of the grassroots anti-fracking organization, Berks Gas Truth. In that capacity, I serve on the steering committees of the statewide coalition Pennsylvanians Against Fracking and the national coalitions Americans Against Fracking, and Stop the Frack Attack. I work on fighting all things fracking, including fracking-related infrastructure.

Presenters
DS

Diane Sipe

Marcellus Outreach Butler
SB

Sam Bernhardt

Senior Organizer, Food & Water Watch
avatar for Tracy Carluccio

Tracy Carluccio

Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Protecting our communities and the natural world from exploitation and degradation by those who use and use up the planet for their own self interests is what I see as vital and makes me love my work. Informing and connecting people is the key to a powerful defense and a strategic offense. Telling the truth and an appetite for pesky details makes it possible to fight and win although stamina and passion is needed to weather the battles and... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
William Penn

2:45pm

Building a Movement for Reproductive Justice in Pennsylvania
This session will provide background, context and tool for organizing reproductive justice in PA. For 12 years, New Voices for Reproductive Justice had been successful in addressing the health and wellbeing of Black women, girls and LGBTQ people.

Moderators
JB

Jasmine Burnett

Community Organizer, New Voices Pittsburgh

Presenters
avatar for Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

Community Organizer, New Voices Pittsburgh


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Delaware

2:45pm

Applying MLK’s Principles of the Beloved Community to Today’s Activists
Every activist needs a new paradigm to be successful. Under the present system, organizations are formed to support a single cause. They often do not cooperate with other groups with similar goals. Even if they achieve some "successes," the general society does not change significantly. Poverty and racism continue unabated. The new paradigm isn't new at all. It is the BELOVED COMMUNITY, articulated more than fifty years ago by Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Moderators
MS

Michael Sand

Sand Associates

Presenters

Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Penn Harris A

2:45pm

Choosing Your Issues. What do we work on Next?
With so many problems facing your community, which solution will generate the most power and support to make real change? Learn a proven process to select the issues that win real improvements in people's lives, give people a sense of their own power, change the relationship of power in your community and not burn out your leaders!  Discover how Keystone Progress leaders in Erie have utilized this checklist and process to identify the best best issue to work on in their community.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Doubet

Daniel Doubet

Northwest Pennsylvania Organizer, Keystone Progress


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Leland Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

2:45pm

Maximizing Your Impact: Data-Driven Strategies for Issue Campaigns

Panelists will discuss methods of identifying and aggregating supporters using simple analytical tools and demographic information. Attendees should learn basic strategies for identifying voters likely to support their issues and how to systematize long-term engagement through data tracking. Professional staff will learn how to improve their targeting skills, while volunteer-level attendees will learn long-term engagement strategies and build credibility with data-driven campaigns and coalition organizations.



Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Metro B/C

2:45pm

The Progressive Economic Narrative: Using Story to Organize Around Shared Goals
The Progressive Economic Narrative is a unique opportunity to bring a wide variety of progressive efforts together around a meaningful, shared goal. When used across the progressive movement we all tell a powerful story consistently through words and actions, in our communications and organizing. In this session, we will review a power point of the four planks of the narrative and engage in exercises to apply the narrative to work in our communities.

Presenters
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Brenda Barron

Organizing Director, Keystone Progress
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Fred Azcarate

Executive Director, USAction


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
New Governor Board Room Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

2:45pm

Uniting Pennsylvania for Health Justice, Decarceration, and a Just Transition
A newly formed cross-state alliance between the Center for Coalfield Justice, the Human Rights Coalition, HOPE for La Belle - a community group of La Belle residents - and Put People First! PA is bringing together all of these impacted communities - from returning citizens coming out of SCI-Fayette, to the families of those currently incarcerated, to residents of La Belle and workers in the prison. Harnessing the power of a statewide organizing approach rooted in building solidarity among divided communities and using the lenses of health and human rights, the Fayette Health and Justice Campaign aims to win alternatives to mass incarceration and extraction in La Belle and beyond. Hear directly from leaders who are La Belle residents, family members of those currently incarcerated at SCI-Fayette and others. Find out more about a new approach to building statewide power.


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Bridgeport

4:15pm

Attorney General Candidate Debate
Attorney General Debate featuring Josh Shapiro, Stephen Zappala, and John Morganelli.  Kathleen Kane and Republican candidates were also invited.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Morrill

Michael Morrill

Executive Director, Keystone Progress
Michael Morrill is the executive director of Keystone Progress, Pennsylvania’s largest and most effective online progressive action network. Morrill has been involved in organizing since childhood, working for numerous unions, civic engagement organizations and political campaigns. He has served as executive director of Pennsylvanians United for Quality Care, Pennsylvania’s Campaign for Choice, Pennsylvania Citizen Action and Christian... Read More →

Speakers
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Josh Shapiro

Josh Shapiro for Attorney General
Josh Shapiro is the chief executive of the third-largest county in Pennsylvania, the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and a progressive leader in our Commonwealth. As the first Democrat to lead Montgomery County in 150 years Josh stood up to the discriminatory Voter ID law, helped the first LGBT couples in Pennsylvania get married, and fired the Wall Street money managers that were ripping off retirees. As... Read More →
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Stephen Zappala

Stephen Zappala has been Allegheny County District Attorney since 1998. Now in his fifth term, and uncontested in the last four elections, he supervises more than 100 lawyers practicing daily in 16 criminal courtrooms and more than 40 Magisterial District Judicial offices across Allegheny County, while also appearing before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts. He also oversees investigators who gather evidence, reviews the actions of law... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Pennsylvania Ballroom
 
Sunday, February 21
 

9:00am

Spring Forward, Youth Strategy Summit
Register or get more details here: matthew.simon.cordeiro@gmail.com

Sunday February 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

9:00am

Keystone Progress Leadership Assembly.
 Keystone Progress Leadership Assembly.  (For KP members only) No charge, but pre-registration necessary, even if you've registered for the Summit.  Click here to send email to register. Include name and email address for each person registering

Moderators
avatar for Michael Morrill

Michael Morrill

Executive Director, Keystone Progress
Michael Morrill is the executive director of Keystone Progress, Pennsylvania’s largest and most effective online progressive action network. Morrill has been involved in organizing since childhood, working for numerous unions, civic engagement organizations and political campaigns. He has served as executive director of Pennsylvanians United for Quality Care, Pennsylvania’s Campaign for Choice, Pennsylvania Citizen Action and Christian... Read More →

Sunday February 21, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Harrisburg Ballroom

12:00pm

KP/KPEF Board Meetings
KP/KPEF Board Meeting (Closed meeting)

Sunday February 21, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Harrisburg Ballroom