Press Release

Bold V. Old Pushes Politicians & Thought Leaders to Embrace Big Economic Ideas

03. 11. 2019

Abrams, Booker, Brown and Harris among speakers at March 14 event

March 11, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the 2020 cycle unfolds, big ideas to solve for rapidly-growing inequality and the concentration of wealth in the hands of too few have jumped to the forefront of our national debate. Co-hosted by the Economic Security Project, Community Change, Hewlett Foundation and Roosevelt Institute; Bold v. Old will bring together politicians, organizers, thought leaders and policy experts to explore ideas to incite concrete, systemic change. Weaving together topics as seemingly disparate as antitrust law and voter enfranchisement, the event will examine how issues of power and agency are at the root of economic justice. 

WHO: Speakers include Senators Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown and Kamala Harris; former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, National Domestic Workers Alliance Director Ai-Jen Poo, FTC Legal Fellow Lina Khan, Demos President Sabeel Rahman, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, cultural critic Bartunde Thurston and many more. 

WHAT: Several panels, interviews and fireside chats on topics including worker power, messaging progressive economics in red states, antitrust policy and universal benefits. One-on-one interviews with speakers can be requested prior to the event or scheduled day-of if speaker availability allows.

WHERE: Union Market Dock 5, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Members of the media are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected]