As many NPI readers may know, possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee will be joining Congressman Jim McDermott, former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh, and Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson at NWroots 2011 on July 9th.
NWroots is a regional conference for liberal bloggers, activists, and citizens interested in progressive public policy. The event will feature keynotes, panel discussions, documentaries, and a candidates social.
Congressman and presumptive gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee will kick-off the event as opening keynote speaker. Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson will follow Inslee. Johnson is expected to address the role of labor in Democratic politics and the changing political strategy.
Ujjal Dosanjh will deliver the closing keynote address. Former MP Dosanjh lost his seat in Parliament serving Vancouver South Riding in a near sweep of Liberals in last month’s federal election. He has previously served as Health Minister in Paul Martin’s cabinet, Premier of British Columbia, and B.C.’s Attorney General. Congressman Jim McDermott will speak ahead of Dosanjh.
The conference will be held at Comedy Underground in Pioneer Square, with breakout sessions close by. Breakfast at Swannies and lunch at Fx McRory’s are included in the registration price of $50 ($25 students). An after-party will take place one block away at the historic Central Saloon.
The NWroots Fellowship is incredibly thankful for the support NPI has provided in organizing this conference. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I hope you’ll join me and the NPI team at NWroots on July 9th!