January 09, 2014
Today, Senate Democrats and six Republicans did their job and invoked cloture on a bill to extend the insurance. Immediately following that news, Speaker Boehner threw cold water on hope.
With House Democrats and the President demanding action, peeling off 18 Republicans for the bill should be easy but we need to keep up the pressure and demand action from our members of Congress.
Take a second to email your Congressman/Congresswoman and tell them to demand a vote on the extension on unemployment insurance.
Below is a sample letter for you to edit. It’s your Representative – tell them exactly how you feel!
Subject: I Want HR 3546 Passed
Honorable Representative –
I’m writing you today because it’s freezing outside, and more than a million Americans are about to be left out in the cold if unemployment insurance is not extended.
Slashing the only income left to millions of households will result in extensive economic stress to our fragile and recovering economy. In a time when the national unemployment average is floating around seven percent, and four times as many Americans are looking for a job than there are jobs available – we can’t do this to our economy.
Every household that loses income means lost income to the businesses and households that provide goods and services to that family. In turn, that lowers the income of those firms and households. It becomes a negative cycle that will break the foundations of our fledgling economic recovery.
As a constituent, I urge you to support the un-amended Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (HR 3546), and pressure the leadership of your caucus to bring this measure to an immediate vote.
This is an important issue to me and my family, as well as millions of families across the country, and we will be considering this issue when we vote in November.
If you are currently a co-sponsor of this bill, I applaud your work and encourage you to reach across the aisle and bring your Republicans colleagues onto the bill as co-sponsors.
January 06, 2014
By Atima Omara
Before Christmas 2013, the House GOP refused to continue an extension of federal unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. House Democrats wanted an extension while GOP members rebuked the notion citing American workers using it as a financial crutch. But with American workers, especially young workers, recovering from the ravages of the Great Recession, the GOP’s solution for those who can’t find jobs — to just go get jobs — is not only tone deaf but detrimental to the economic future of this country.
Unemployment rolls have dropped from over 10 percent to seven percent with new jobs appearing monthly, the GDP is growing, all is right with the world, right? Nope, not for young people.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in a report in 2013 warned that unemployment is likely to stay above 7.5 percent through 2014. And it would be the sixth consecutive year with unemployment that high, “the longest such period in the past 70 years.” So while there is growth, the economy is not producing jobs fast enough to absorb the millions still looking for work. The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee report warns of the dangers of this type of long-term unemployment including “lost wages, declining labor force participation, less consumption and a smaller tax base.” All this is terrible for American workers and the economy but if you are a young worker who never even got out the door to establish a career, it’s an even worse future.
Seven percent almost sounds great unless you are under 35. Demos completed a report in 2013 which states: The unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds is 16.2 percent, which is double the national average! The unemployment rate for 25-34-year-olds is near 10 percent. All in all, 18-34 year olds make up 45 percent of the nation’s unemployed not counting those who are “underemployed” by working low paying or part time jobs. The unemployment/underemployment percentage is even higher if you are a young person of color. The damage of the Great Recession for the next generation is real. According to a Pew Economic Research Center study, more than a third say they have gone back to school because of the bad economy; a quarter of young adults have moved back in with their parents after living on their own to save expenses; nearly a quarter have put off marriage and kids due to this economy.
Read the rest of the OpEd here.
December 27, 2013
By Steven Golden and Atima Omara
Politics is simple. It’s the means to effect change and ensure our values, democracy and freedoms exist for our generation and generations to come.
Atlanta is privileged to be represented by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a great example of a lifetime of public service. Lewis began his decades-long career in politics at a young age and has served the people of Atlanta and America ever since.
He once said, “When I was 15 years old and in the 10th grade, I heard of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Three years later, when I was 18, I met Dr. King, and we became friends. Two years after that, I became very involved in the civil rights movement. I was in college at that time. As I got more and more involved, I saw politics as a means of bringing about change.”
This statement is a great example for all Atlantans, Georgians and Americans. Youth is not a limit to political involvement or inspiring change; youth is an asset!
Young Georgians know Democrats fight for them every day at every level of government. From student loan reform to job creation, and from marriage equality to health care reform, it has been the Democratic Party fighting for the next generation.
So why is youth political leadership so important in Georgia?
Georgia is an incredibly young state, and young voters are a huge voting bloc. Forty-six percent of Georgia’s electorate is under the age of 35 and, with more than 25 percent of Georgians under the age of 18, that number is positioned to grow in the future.
This year, Georgia’s young people have a great example of younger leaders taking strong positions and running for high office in state Sen. Jason Carter. At 39, Carter is still a Young Democrat who fights every day for the youngest Georgians in his unflinching advocacy for the HOPE Scholarship.
Carter is a great example to all Young Democrats. We have already seen increasing and more energized membership because he is engaging young voters and activists early in his campaign. However, our organization is not simply sitting on its hands until a great champion arises.
From college campuses like Young Harris to high schools in Bryan County and young professional clubs in Atlanta, the Young Democrats of Georgia is organizing young people to not only put Democrats in the Senate and governor’s office, but to build the framework for a bench of progressive leaders from the city council to the state Legislature.
Yes, this is hard work. It takes time. We are young, and a little hard work doesn’t scare us.
Steven Golden is president of the Young Democrats of Georgia, and Atima Omara is president of the Young Democrats of America.
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December 22, 2013
By Nicholas Holland
This week, U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Utah’s anti-marriage equality law saying, “The state’s current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason….Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional.”
The ruling came days after the New Mexico Supreme Court made New Mexico the 17th state to institute marriage equality.
Nate Silver’s projections for ballot measure supporting marriage equality in Utah was not projected to reach greater than fifty percent until 2020.
The case in Utah shows that the path to marriage equality is forked: the courts or public opinion. In the last decade, public opinion has significantly shifted with millennials reaching voting age and more Americans becoming comfortable with homosexuality through the example of out families and individuals.
Those of us in Utah are glad to see this happen but we are look forward to seeing marriage equality become a reality in the remaining 32 states.
Nicholas Holland (UT) is the Secretary/Treasurer of YDA’s Labor Caucus and serves on the Board of Directors of Equality Utah.
December 20, 2013
Earlier this morning, the Young Democrats of America sent the following letter to members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees outlining our positions and viewpoint for consideration as Members and their staff begin drafting appropriations bills.
- The Young Democrats of America
- PO Box 77496
- Washington DC, 20013
December 20, 2013
- Senator Barbara A. Mikulski,
- Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
- Room S128, The Capitol,
- Washington, DC 20510
- The Honorable Congressman Harold Rogers,
- Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee
- H-305, The Capitol,
- Washington, DC 20515
- Senator Richard C. Shelby,
- Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
- Room S128, The Capitol,
- Washington, DC 20510
- The Honorable Congresswoman Nita Lowey,
- Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee
- 1016 LHOB,
- Washington, DC 20515
Dear Chairwoman Mikulski, Chairman Rogers, Ranking Members Senator Shelby and Congresswoman Lowery and Members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees:
In the coming weeks, you and your staff will be preparing appropriations bills to avert another government shutdown.
In a bipartisan and bicameral manner, Congress achieved a two-year budget, known popularly as the Ryan-Murray plan. This plan averts some of the greatest and most immediate impacts of the Budget Control Act on both the domestic and defense budgetary accounts.
As the leaders of America’s largest youth political organization, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight key budgetary areas that we hope receive special consideration as your committees work towards a bipartisan and bicameral bill that can pass this divided Congress and be signed into law by President Barack Obama.
End Job-Killing Sequestration
America’s economy is slowly recovering from the greatest economic disaster in generations. Unemployment is falling but still stubbornly at seven percent. However, unemployment remains at more than eleven percent for Americans age 20-24 and again grows above the national average for Americans age 25-34.
According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the repeal of the sequester would generate 900,000 jobs in the next few years while providing resources for education, national security, nutrient programs and advanced research.
The Ryan-Murray Budget Agreement has shown that Congress can work together to reduce spending and meet the priorities of both parties and the responsibilities of government. While the Ryan-Murray deal is not what we would have crafted, it remains a compromise that is better for this nation than the alternative. We hope this appropriations work will lead to new avenues of communication and cooperation between the House and Senate and Democrats and Republicans to repeal the Budget Control Act while responsibly allocating federal resources to meet federal responsibilities, especially improving education and workforce training in America, caring for America’s most vulnerable citizens, ensuring a robust national defense re-sized for 21st century security threats and driving economic and technological advancement.
Protect Social Safety Net Programs
Social Security was established to prevent America’s seniors from dying in poverty and it has been one of the most successful programs to improve the standard of living for American citizens. The program is conceived under the promise that currently employed citizens will contribute now and receive benefits later in life. It is a system built on a fundamental promise that all Americans make to one another, namely that “we are all in this together.”
While the vast majority of our members are decades away from Social Security, we believe that reforms to the program may be necessary, but at no point should current budgetary concerns or squabbles be solved by gutting Social Security and devaluing the program’s long-term promise. Any and all efforts to reshape Social Security should be conducted independently of these and future appropriations discussions.
Likewise, Medicaid and Medicare are vital to providing healthcare to America’s most vulnerable citizens. The Affordable Care Act has addressed these programs, and long-term healthcare costs will decrease because of provisions within the ACA. Any and all efforts to reshape Medicare and Medicaid should, as with Social Security, be independent of current and future appropriations debates.
These social safety net programs provide imperative protections to working families and endangered Americans during a time of significant economic uncertainty.
Ensure that No American Goes Hungry
No American should go hungry. Eighty-seven percent of households that receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have a child, senior or person with disability within the household and more than twenty-five percent of American children are fed, in some part, by SNAP.
However, it is not just children, seniors and individuals with disabilities helped by the program. In 2011, 900,000 of America’s veterans lived in households that received SNAP benefits and nearly half of America’s working-age adults will need SNAP benefits in their lifetime. Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are unconscionable.
Previous versions of the Farm Bill extracted the SNAP and managed it as a separate appropriations bill that received billions deep cuts on a party-line vote. Any compromise appropriations bill should include SNAP within the traditional agriculture appropriations (Farm Bill) and the program should be funded at a level that meets the needs of America’s uncertain and unrecovered economy.
Help America Remain the World’s Largest Economy
Educated to Compete
In order to effectively compete in the global economy for the next fifty to seventy years, America must invest in education today. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders of small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, advanced research laboratories, households and innovative service providers, if and only if, their elementary, secondary and post-secondary education prepares them to address the challenges and maximize the opportunity of a global competitive economy.
In recent years, the Department of Education’s Pell Grant program has suffered from attempts to significantly decrease the amount of its appropriations. An appropriations reduction would, in turn, reduce the program’s overall ability to provide vital resources to students pursuing the higher education necessary to drive America’s economy in coming decades. The Young Democrats of America strongly oppose any and all appropriations reductions to the Pell Grant program below the Fiscal Year 2011 level.
Additionally, programs such as Head Start and other early childhood education programs have received less and less funding, in real dollars, year after year. These programs are vital to ensuring that all students, regardless of their socio-economic status, go to school ready to learn. Students that start behind are more likely to remain behind and create an undue drain on the U.S. economy and limit the overall economic potential of the U.S. for decades. Small investments have big returns in early childhood education; thus, we urge you and your colleagues to preserve and grow this funding so Head Start programs can be expanded and reach all students in need, especially lower-income middle-class students that are currently unable to take advantage of the program.
Researching the Future
Federally-funded research has led to the global positioning system (GPS) in our cars, wonder drugs to fight diseases, high-tech computing and other innovations on which the private sector has capitalized to grow the American economy. This innovation is good and private capitalization of it creates jobs and grows the economy.
However, recent budget cuts have severely limited the amount of primary research supported by the federal government, research that could lead to solutions for disease, cybercrime and the hydrocarbon crisis that cost taxpayers, corporations and households billions of dollars a year. Appropriators should ensure that federal research funding, especially in the biomedical sciences and digital technology, remained a priority.
Incentivize Energy & Energy-Saving Investment
Every commodity economist and researcher agree that eventually the global reserves of hydrocarbons will be depleted or too expensive to access. The debate remains over when that point will be reached.
Regardless of the timeline for depletion of easily accessible hydrocarbons deposits or the development of new extraction technologies, America needs to prepare for an energy future that is independent of hydrocarbons.
Members of both Parties have cited hydrocarbons as a “transition fuel” to maintain and fuel our economy until other technologies are developed and economically viable. To date, federal funding for these advances has been limited, at best, thus, pitting technology against technology in a race for scraps.
In order to out-compete other countries, we must ensure that America is investing in this technology by preserving tax incentives for individuals and corporations taking risks on these new technologies. We also encourage federal spending prioritization for energy saving investments on the part of the federal government that will save taxpayers in the long-run by reducing energy costs.
Furthermore, we support the efforts of the U.S. military to increase applications of renewable energy technologies such as the massive solar array at Fort Bliss, Texas. These programs increase national security by making vital military locations independent of the public electric grid while advancing technological innovation and reducing the cost of the facility to the Pentagon and taxpayers.
Strengthen Our Manufacturing Core
Throughout the last two centuries, America’s manufacturing capacity has made our economy the largest and strongest in the world. However, nothing lasts forever and cheaper labor costs as well as higher education levels in developing countries have led to the off-shoring of American manufacturing. Any and all tax incentives and tax subsidies for firms that encourage the offshoring of American jobs and capital, not just in the manufacturing sector, should immediately be stopped and the revenue re-invested in training America’s technical workforce through two and four-year college degree programs in the STEM areas and workforce transition programs and well as updating our energy, transportation and port security infrastructure.
Meanwhile, other manufacturers have doubled-down in the U.S. because of the high education level of our workforce and superior infrastructure. We must ensure that these firms continue to find the U.S. as a profitable place for business by ensuring a highly trained American workforce and strong infrastructure. As stated above, eliminating off-shoring incentives will raise significant revenue to invest in these programs. Additionally, the U.S. should aggressively pursue manufacturing energy-saving tax credit incentives as outlined by President Obama and proven successful in the Department of Energy’s “Better Plants, Better Facilities” programs.
Keep Our Promise to Our Veterans
The Ryan-Murray Budget Agreement would extract budgetary savings totaling $6 billion from America’s veterans over the next decade by reducing the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for working-age military retirees. Senators Warner, Kaine and Shaheen have introduced the Military Retirement Restoration Act that would replace this $6 billion taken from America’s veterans by closing a loophole that allows foreign-incorporated firms managed and controlled from the U.S. from escaping U.S. taxes. It is estimated this solution will save $600 million more than the $6 billion taken from America’s veterans. The Young Democrats of America fully support the Military Retirement Restoration Act and strongly encourages its inclusion in any appropriations bill.
A recent parade of Secretaries of Defense have said that pensions and healthcare costs for veterans are growing out of control. Congressional efforts to address this concern should be managed independently of this current appropriations bill.
Further questions can be directed to Issue Advocacy Director, James Lewis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724.288.3995.
President, the Young Democrats of America
Issue Advocacy Director, the Young Democrats of America
- The Honorable Senator Lamar Alexander
- The Honorable Senator Mark Begich
- The Honorable Senator Roy Blunt
- The Honorable Senator John Boozman
- The Honorable Senator Dan Coats
- The Honorable Senator Thad Cochran
- The Honorable Senator Susan Collins
- The Honorable Senator Chris Coons
- The Honorable Senator Dianne Feinstein
- The Honorable Senator Richard J. Durbin
- The Honorable Senator Lindsey Graham
- The Honorable Senator Tom Harkin
- The Honorable Senator John Hoeven
- The Honorable Senator Mike Johanns
- The Honorable Senator Tim Johnson
- The Honorable Senator Mark Kirk
- The Honorable Senator Mary Landrieu
- The Honorable Senator Patrick J. Leahy
- The Honorable Senator Mitch McConnell
- The Honorable Senator Jeff Merkley
- The Honorable Senator Jerry Moran
- The Honorable Senator Lisa Murkowski
- The Honorable Senator Patty Murray
- The Honorable Senator Mark Pryor
- The Honorable Senator Jack Reed
- The Honorable Senator Jeanne Shaheen
- The Honorable Senator Jon Tester
- The Honorable Senator Tom Udall
- The Honorable Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
- The Honorable Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler
- The Honorable Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
- The Honorable Congressman Ken Calvert
- The Honorable Congressman John R. Carter
- The Honorable Congressman Tom Cole
- The Honorable Congressman Ander Crenshaw
- The Honorable Congressman Henry Cuellar
- The Honorable Congressman John Abney Culberson
- The Honorable Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro
- The Honorable Congressman Charles W. Dent
- The Honorable Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
- The Honorable Congressman Sam Farr
- The Honorable Congressman Chaka Fattah
- The Honorable Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
- The Honorable Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
- The Honorable Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
- The Honorable Congresswoman Kay Granger
- The Honorable Congressman Tom Graves
- The Honorable Congressman Andy Harris, MD
- The Honorable Congressman Michael M. Honda
- The Honorable Congressman David Joyce
- The Honorable Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
- The Honorable Congressman Jack Kingston
- The Honorable Congressman Tom Latham
- The Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee
- The Honorable Congresswoman Betty McCollum
- The Honorable Congressman James P. Moran
- The Honorable Congressman Alan Nunnelee
- The Honorable Congressman Bill Owens
- The Honorable Congressman Ed Pastor
- The Honorable Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
- The Honorable Congressman David E. Price
- The Honorable Congressman Mike Quigley
- The Honorable Congresswoman Martha Roby
- The Honorable Congressman Tom Rooney
- The Honorable Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
- The Honorable Congressman Tim Ryan
- The Honorable Congressman José E. Serrano
- The Honorable Congressman Adam B. Schiff
- The Honorable Congressman Michael K. Simpson
- The Honorable Congressman Chris Stewart
- The Honorable Congressman David Valadao
- The Honorable Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
- The Honorable Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
- The Honorable Congressman Frank R. Wolf
- The Honorable Congressman Steve Womack
- The Honorable Congressman Kevin Yoder
December 11, 2013
What city is home to the Dock Street Theatre, America’s oldest?
What city is also the setting of the 2010 film, Dear John?
Finally, what city’s layout was originally based on the designs for Bridgetown, the proposed colonial capital of Barbados?
It’s beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and now it will be home to YDA’s Winter 2014 National Conference.
From February 28 to March 2nd, 2014, Young Democrats from around the country will come to one of America’s oldest cities to learn new skills to take back to our states, develop new strategies to move YDA forward and ensure that young people have a strong voice in the politics of America.
Early bird registration of $45 ends at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2013. Register here.
The conference venue will be the Charleston Marriott located at 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC, 29403. Rooms can be reserved at the YDA group rate of $134/night by calling the hotel at (843) 723-3000 and telling them you are with the Young Democrats of America.
December 09, 2013
The Young Democrats of America are proud that one of our own, YDA LGBTQ Caucus Chair Christopher Guerrero of California, is joining the Ready for Hillary PAC as their Latino Americans Director. Congratulations, Christopher! For more details, see the press release here.
December 05, 2013
Atima Omara, President of the Young Democrats of America, issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
“Today, the Young Democrats of America pause to remember a leader whose message of freedom and equality transcends race, age or national borders,” said Omara”We are greatly saddened by his passing but he lived a tremendous life to the benefit of others and to the great sacrifice of himself. But he continued to fight with the belief that a nation stands at its greatest height when it stands for equality, fairness, justice and opportunity for all.”
“Mandela began his political activism as a young man and stands as an example for all that one person, regardless of age or status can do to change the arc of history,” added Omara.
November 13, 2013
Marriage equality continues to make progress across the country, with 15 states now recognizing marriage equality, and Illinois is set to become the 16th on November 20th. There has been activity in 3 states recently on this issue that are detailed below:
The state legislature in Hawaii voted to approve same-sex marriage in early November, passing the Hawaiian House in a vote of 30-19. The Hawaiian State Senate later voted to approve the legislation 19-4.
The amendment to the Hawaiian constitution “recognizes marriages between individuals of the same-sex,” and “extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive.”
Governor Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) signed the legislation into law on Wednesday, November 13, making Hawaii the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. “In Hawaii, we believe in fairness, justice and human equality,” Abercrombie said. “Today, we celebrate our diversity defining us rather than dividing us.”
Thousands of individuals are expected to visit Hawaii as early as December 2 when the state officially recognizes same-sex marriage.
The state legislature in Illinois voted to approve same-sex marriage on November 2, passing the Illinois Senate in a vote of 32-21. The Illinois House of Representatives later voted to approve the legislation 61-54.
The amendment to the Illinois Constitution will make all laws within the state applicable to marriage apply ‘equally to marriages of same-sex and different sex couples and their children’, creating the same benefits and protections currently offered to heterosexual couples to all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.”
Governor Pat Quinn (D-IL) announced that he will sign the legislation into law on November 20, legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. “Illinois passing marriage equality into law sends a great signal to the people of our state and the people of America.”
Currently, marriage equality is scheduled to start in Illinois in June 2014.
The Garden State became the 14th to legally recognize same-sex marriage on October 21 following the decision of a Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.
“This unequal treatment requires that New Jersey extend civil marriage to same-sex couples to satisfy equal protection guarantees of the New Jersey Constitution as interpreted by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Lewis,” Jacobson wrote. “Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution.”
Governor Chris Christie (R) announced that he would challenge the decision of the court, but a stay was refused by the state’s Supreme Court.
Then Newark Mayor and now-U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D) was the first to officiate a same-sex ceremony at 12:01 a.m on October 21.
November 12, 2013
Last weekend, over 150 Young Democrats from around the country gathered in Seattle, Washington, for the first National Conference of the 2013-15 biennium. This was YDA’s first event on the West Coast since February 2008.
The conference kicked off Friday night with a welcome reception at the Westin Seattle, the conference’s host hotel, featuring special guests King County Executive Dow Constantine and Washington Democratic Party Executive Director Jaxon Ravens. This was the only event scheduled Friday to allow travelers from around the country plenty of time to arrive in Seattle.
Saturday morning featured a “Wake Up for the Environment” breakfast sponsored by the Washington Conservation Voters. Conference attendees learned about WCV’s efforts to keep massive coal trains from rolling through towns throughout the Pacific Northwest so the coal can be loaded on ships for export to Asia. Also on Saturday morning, former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and her daughter, Seattle Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire addressed the meeting of YDA’s Women’s Caucus, an all-start team of Washington political consultants gave a training on campaigns and elections, and the leaders of the Ref. 74 campaign which saw Washington become the first state to affirm marriage equality at the ballot box talked about their success story and how it can translate to other states.
Saturday afternoon included a political communication training by veteran consultant Jennifer Crider, a panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana in Washington through Initiative 502 featuring King County Sheriff John Urquhart and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, a “power hour” of training on building a social movement for change, and a transportation and urban planning panel. The day ended with meetings of YDA’s regional caucuses.
Seattle’s longtime congressman U.S. Rep Jim McDermott was the keynote speaker for Sunday morning’s general session. The meeting concluded around 1 PM Pacific time allowing conference attendees time to head for the airport.
The meeting was entirely revenue neutral and attended by a record-breaking number of attendees. If you could not attend, we hope to see you next time!