Future To Fight For

Speakers

Steph Kelton

Senior economic advisor to Bernie Sanders. POLITICO top 50 American Political influencer.

Dr. Stephanie Kelton has been described as “a national treasure” by a former US Labor Secretary, “a force in the next 15 years of shaping economic policy” by a sitting Congressman, and “one of the leading economists who is fighting to create an economy that works for all and not just the few” by Bernie Sanders himself. 

Kelton is a professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University. She served as chief economist for the Democrats on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee in 2015, and as a senior economic adviser to Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign. In 2016, POLITICO named her one of the 50 people most influencing the public public debate in America. She is one of the leading global proponents of a Job Guarantee, and has a fresh take on how progressives should answer the perennial question “how will we pay for it?”

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Becky Bond

Author, organiser, Senior advisor on the Bernie Sanders national grassroots presidential campaign.

Becky Bond is a digital iconoclast who has been reshaping the way politics is practiced for two decades. Becky was a senior advisor on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and was an architect of the campaign’s national, volunteer-driven grassroots campaign. Her most recent book, Rules for Revolutionaries, identifies 22 rules of “Big Organizing” that can be used to drive social change movements of any kind.

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Winnie Wong

Co-founder of People for Bernie Sanders, an organizer, internet activist and agitator.

Winnie Wong is an organizer, internet activist and agitator. She inspires others to use the internet as a powerful tool for organizing toward direct democracy, equality, and justice for all.

Winnie is co-founder of People for Bernie Sanders, an international grassroots organizing community where Sanders supporters can network and coordinate outreach efforts, both online and off. She and her team at People for Bernie created and popularized the viral political hashtag: #FeelTheBern. The Sanders campaign has since widely adopted the meme.

She is a founding organizer of Occupy Wall Street, the people powered movement against social and economic inequality. Occupy Wall Street began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district. The occupation quickly received global attention and spawned a worldwide movement.

Prior to helping Bernie Sanders win the Internet, she facilitated the launch of what became the largest crowd-powered disaster relief effort in history. Occupy Sandy, a grassroots network that emerged to provide mutual aid to communities affected by Superstorm Sandy, trained and dispatched more than 60,000 volunteers who provided over 300,000 meals, remediated over 1000 homes, and distributed over a million dollars’ worth of donated supplies.

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Osmond Chiu

Osmond Chiu is a Sydney based thinker, writer and left activist. He works on policy for the CPSU, and as secretary of NSW Fabians.

Osmond Chiu is the Senior Policy and Research Officer at the Community and Public Sector Union and is Secretary of the NSW Fabians. He is editor of the Labor Left magazine Challenge and has written for the Guardian Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, Jacobin, Eureka Street, SBS Life and Junkee.

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