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NYPAN Spring Conference

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) for a full day of interesting panels and presenters! We will feature rising elected officials and candidates who combine the best of progressive thinking and practical solutions for working class families in New York’s Southern Tier. The Southern Tier has the highest rate of poverty in New York state, resulting from years of neglect from Democrats and Republicans alike. Newly activated and empowered citizens (many inspired by the Bernie Sanders phenomenon) are ready to roll up their sleeves and help reverse course. Come learn why New York’s unique decision to push medicaid funding down to the county level has hurt Southern Tier property owners severely (while letting 1%ers in NYC off the hook) and learn what may happen next if the ACA is repealed. Listen to panelists discuss Environmental Democracy and how it could bring good-paying jobs and a cleaner environment to the region. The student debt crisis will also get its turn in the spotlight. And naturally, we will hear about the importance of getting involved — supporting good progressive candidates but also running for office oneself, at all levels of government. The program is still being finalized, but will almost certainly include Stephanie Miner (mayor of Syracuse), Eric Kingson (social security expert and former candidate from Syracuse), Leslie Danks Burke (former candidate from Tompkins County), Anna Kelles (legislator from Tompkins County), Adam Flint (BU expert on Environmental Democracy) and special guest, Arun Chaudhary. Arun was Obama’s videographer and later filmed for the Sanders campaign. He gave a highly acclaimed presentation in the region last spring, about how to use short films to convey important messages about a candidate or movement. If you remember Bernie’s ad “America” then you know what Arun is all about. Organizers will provide an optional meal at lunch time, but attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch from home to eat on the premises. In order to make this conference as accessible as possible to people of all backgrounds, we allow attendees to choose their ticket price based on a sliding scale. If you can afford to pay more, that will allow us to keep prices low for those who need it.


Stephen Carpineta


Binghamton High School
31 Main Street
Binghamton, 13905 United States
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