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News from EPI Media Advisory: What if a populist Democratic candidate won? EPI President Thea Lee to join Capitol Forum conference on populism and the political economy

On Wednesday, February 5, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern, EPI President Thea Lee will join a panel discussing what a populist trade agenda looks like at the Capitol Forum’s conference, “Populism and Political Economy: Looking Ahead to 2021.” The conference will focus on policies that would reform a range of sectors of the economy, including banking, tech platforms, healthcare, energy, and agriculture. Policymakers, campaign representatives, and subject matter experts will come together to discuss potential initiatives and priorities for members of Congress and the executive branch, should the Presidency be won by one of the populist Democratic candidates.

Lee will be joined on the panel by:

  • Lydia DePillis, ProPublica (moderator)
  • Lori Wallach, Public Citizen
  • Murshed Zaheed, Megaphone Strategies
  • Ben Beachy, Sierra Club

What: Conference on a populist Democratic agenda

When: Wednesday, February 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Where: 1200 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 5th floor

To RSVP, please register here.