Program

For those unable to join us in person, you can follow along on our livestream on conference day.

 Welcome Remarks: It’s Time for America’s Millionaires to Pick a Side

7:45AM – 8:30AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:30AM -12:30PMProgram will begin promptly at 8:30
 Welcome Remarks: It’s Time for America’s Millionaires to Pick a Side
 with Erica Payne, President & Founder, Patriotic Millionaires
 One Dramatic Unconscionable Act
 with Donna Hall, President and CEO, Women Donors Network
 Greedy for a Different Kind of Country
 with Senator Jeff Merkley
 Trump’s Tax Bill: The Art of the Steal
 with Senator Jeff Merkley
 PM Pop-Up: My American Dream
 with Patriotic Millionaire Patricia Martone
PANEL: 70% on the 11th Million: Too Much or Not Enough?
 Moderator: Jamal Simmons, TheHill TV, with Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Patriotic Millionaire Jerry Fiddler
 Co-host Pop-Up: Resource Generation Leading for the Future
 with Nora Lecesse, Resource Generation
 PANEL: On the Front Lines in the War of Worldviews
 Moderator: Ryan Grim, The Intercept, with Rep. Mark Pocan and Rep. Barbara Lee
 VIDEO: How the Rich Got Richer
 CONTENT BOMBS: How the Rich Got Richer
Facilitator: Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post
  #1: Estate Tax (with Patriotic Millionaire Sherry McVickar)
  #2: Estate Tax (with Rep. Ruben Gallego)
  VIDEO: Carried Interest Loophole
  #3: Stepped Up Basis (with Patriotic Millionaire Eric Schoenberg)
  #4: Their Money vs. Your Sweat (with Patriotic Millionaire Karen Stewart and Josh Nassar, Legislative Director, United Auto Workers)
  #5: The Job Creator Myth (with Thea Lee, President, Economic Policy Institute)
  VIDEO: The Job Creator Myth
 How Bad Is It? Worse Than You Think
  with Paul O’Brien, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Oxfam
 What Killed Hope in America?
  with Dr. Shannon Monnat, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
 PM Pop-Up
  with Patriotic Millionaire Suzanne Nash
 Predator Value Extraction
  with Dr. Bill Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell
 The Games People Play (And By People We Mean Corporations)
  with Matt Gardner, Senior Fellow, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
 Welcome To Progress: Reimagining the Federal Tax Code
  with Steve Wamhoff, Director Of Federal Tax Policy, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
 Let’s Play Economic Jenga With Billionaires!
  with Erica Payne, Founder and President, Patriotic Millionaires
 Why We Don’t Have To, And Yet Still Must, Tax the Rich
  with Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
 VIDEO: Cuomo’s Secret Fundraiser
 Learning to Save America
  with Dr. Peter Temin, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Fund Our Future: Tax the Rich
  with Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
 PANEL: State By State
  Moderator: Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks
 with Alex Caputo-Pearl, President, United Teachers Los Angeles, Patriotic Millionaire Charlie Simmons and Charles Khan, Organizing Director, Strong Economy For All Coalition
 PM Pop-Up
  with Patriotic Millionaire Jerry Hirsch
 PANEL: What Americans Want and Who’s Standing In the Way (Polling, Kochs, Money in Politics)
 with Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners, Tiffany Muller, President, End Citizens United and Dr. Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
 BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTER
  #1: Plutocracy Prevention: Wealth Tax (Chuck Collins, Program Director, Institute for Policy Studies and Thea Lee, President, EPI)
 #2: CEO Pay (with Sarah Anderson, Director, Institute for Policy Studies)
 #3: Baby Bonds (with Andrea Levere, President, Prosperity Now)
  #4: Is Bigger and Bolder Better? YES! (with Stephanie Taylor, Co-Founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee)
 PANEL: The Fierce Urgency of Now
  Moderator: Helaine Olen, The Washington Post
  with Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby, Frederick Joseph, CCO, Auburn Seminary, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, MomsRising, and Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party
 Closing Remarks
  Morris Pearl, Chair, Patriotic Millionaires

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