As yesterday's historic presidential elections shows, the nation is focused on the promise of progressive change. Amidst the momentous federal election results, it's important to remember that many of the changes that our nation undergoes in the following four years will be won or lost in state houses - whether in collaboration with the President and Congress, or through the independent action of state legislatures themselves.
This Thursday, November 6th at 2:00pm EST, Progressive States Network will hold a special conference call to analyze the results of state-level elections from across the country, review the outcome of key ballot initiative votes, and outline an agenda for advancing a strong progressive legislative agenda in the following year, including strategies for collaborating with Congress and the President to roll back federal pre-emptions of state regulatory policies and increase funding for crucial state programs such as SCHIP, smart growth technologies, and infrastructure building.
Join us for this important call to get the stateside view of today's election! Please RSVP online at http://www.progressivestates.org/conferencecallrsvp.
For a look at PSN's overview of the ballot initiative landscape, check out our previous Stateside Dispatch on the topic.
CONFERENCE CALL: Moving forward from the 2008 Elections at the State Level
WHAT: Call to analyze the results of state-level elections from across the country, review the outcome of key ballot initiative votes, and outline a strategy for capitalizing on this election's nationwide mandate with a strong progressive legislative agenda, including strategies for collaborating with President-Elect Obama and the Democratic Congress.
David Sirota, PSN Co-chair, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, and New York Times Best-selling Author
Nathan Newman, Policy Director, PSN
Caroline Fan, Immigration and Workers' Rights Policy Specialist, PSN
Julie Schwartz, Broadband and Economic Development Policy Specialist
WHEN: 2pm EST, Thursday November 6, 2008
DIAL-IN: (800) 391-1709, Login Code 709424
Progressive States Network - 101 Avenue of the Americas - 3rd Floor - New York, NY 10013