SiX Executive Director Nick Rathod to Lead “States Resisting” Panel at Netroots Nation 2017

August 2017

WASHINGTON, DC—On Thursday, August 10, 2017, State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Executive Director Nick Rathod will lead a panel of progressive state legislators at Netroots Nation’s annual conference in Atlanta to discuss how states can lead resistance efforts against the Trump administration’s regressive agenda.

For decades, conservatives—backed by corporate special interests—have invested massive resources to cement power in the states. Now, President Trump and conservatives in Congress are wreaking havoc at the federal level. Their efforts have included attacks on immigrants, the environment, women’s health, public education, civil rights, and virtually every other cause that progressives have worked hard to advance. State-level leadership is one of our most effective tools in fighting the Trump administration. This panel will highlight case studies of effective resistance strategies.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. ET, a livestream of this panel will be available via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/NetrootsNation/

What: “States Resisting: Working With State Lawmakers to Fight the Conservative Agenda”

Who: State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Executive Director Nick Rathod, joined by panelists:

Arizona state Rep. Isela Blanc (D)

Colorado state Rep. Faith Winter (D)

Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon (D)

Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson (D)

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. ET. A Facebook livestream will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m.: www.facebook.com/NetrootsNation/

Where: Regency VI Room at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303