Brand New Congress will be participating in this year’s Netroots Nation, the largest annual political organizing conference in the United States.
The event takes place from August 10-13 in Atlanta and will include training, panels and keynote speakers. Brand New Congress joins the National Education Association, The Action Network, the Center for Constitutional Rights and others as a premier sponsor for the Netroots Nation 2017 conference.
“This conference brings people together from all across the country to come together to discuss solutions to the issues Americans are facing today,” said Paula Jean Swearengin, Brand New Congress candidate for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia. “America is crying out for common sense solutions on health care, the economy, immigration and more. What we’ve seen is that if we don’t provide any answers, false prophets like Donald Trump end up in the White House.”
Swearengin will be joined by three other Brand New Congress candidates, all of whom are running for Congress in the 2018 midterms: Adrienne Bell (TX-14), Robb Ryerse (AR-03), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14).
On August 11, all four will host a panel discussion on how to run a grassroots campaign that puts people above party.
In the past, Netroots Nation featured speakers such as Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and Bernie Sanders, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, and Linda Sarsour. But the heart of the convention are the panel discussions, led by activists and political organizers in the fields of criminal justice reform, immigration rights, renewable energy, and more.
All Brand New Congress candidates have committed to putting people before profit by not taking any corporate donations.