Dec 11, 2017
Active Listening with Leslie Lomax Boyd
ActLocal was the first nationally-coordinated but locally-focused gathering of progressive leaders since the 2016 Presidential election. Held one year before the 2018 mid-term elections, ActLocal events, featured master workshops on topics such as allyship, electoral cycles, effective calls to action, and coalition building, and included dynamic keynotes by progressive leaders such as Senator Cory Booker, Move On’s Karine Jean-Pierre, New York’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Congressman Keith Ellison, The New Georgia Project’s Nse Ufoot, Mickey Scott Bey Jones from the Faith Matters Network, Jason Kander from Let America Vote, Former United States Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and American labor leader Dolores Huerta.
Speakers Andrea Hailey, Civic Engagement Lab, Lizette Escobedo, SEIU 2015, Dolores Huerta, Co-founder United Farm Workers & American Labor Leader, Cat Plein, Pantsuit Nation at ActLocal Los Angeles.
Events were held in both geographically and politically diverse states. While ActLocal supported events in some of our country's biggest cities where progressive energy is strong, such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and the Bay Area, we also supported the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia, the light red states of Arizona and Georgia, and the deep red states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Kansas.