WASHINGTON, D.C. – 02-12-2019 (PRDistribution.com) —

Poverty Council to Meet (Unofficially) at the Democratic National Committee for Political Strategy 2020
Washington, D.C. – On February 15, 2019, federal, state and local elected officials, staff of presidential candidates, and national leaders on homelessness and poverty will meet at the Washington D.C. Marriott Marquis to develop a national legislative and political strategy on poverty leading into the 2020 election cycle.  
WHEN:      Friday February 15, 2019 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Open to the public.
WHERE:    Marriott Marquis Hotel Washington D.C. – 901 Massachusetts Ave.         Washington D.C. 20001 – Union Station Room Level M3
WHAT:       Poverty Council – Inaugural Meeting:
        The Poverty Council, held concurrently with the Democratic National Committee         winter meeting (not an official Democratic Party event), is designed to build         political power and to create a national legislative agenda for 40.6 million people         living at or below the poverty level. The Council was created by a unanimous         vote of the DNC in August 2018. The DNC did not place the council         on the official agenda and the room was booked with funds from supporters. 
WHO:         Federal, state and local elected officials, national stakeholder organizations        and those impacted by poverty. 
Confirmed Speakers: 
Treney Tweedy – Mayor, Lynchburg, VA
Rohini Kosoglu – Chief of Staff, Sen. Kamala Harris
Megan Hustings – Director, National Coalition for the Homeless

Sen. Nina Turner, Former Ohio State Senator and President of Our Revolution

Diane Yentel – President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy, Natl. Healthcare for the Homeless Council

Cassidy Waskowicz – Development Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Larry Cohen, former President of Communication Workers of America
Phyllis Davis – Unhoused Patient at Unity Health Care

Andrea Miller – Center for Common Ground
Finney Matthew – Lighthouse Homeless Services

Frank LaMere – Native American Poverty

James Fukuda – Affordable Housing – New York City
Joel Segal – Anti-poverty Coalition

Tentative Speakers:
Congress Member Barbara Lee – Chair, Out of Poverty Caucus
Congress Member Maxine Waters – Chair, Financial Services Committee
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Media Contacts:

Company Name: Poverty Council
Full Name: Susie Shannon
Phone: 2138803065
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