How to Fix Everything

Next week, members of the Patriotic Millionaires will gather in Washington, DC for our fifth annual symposium, “How to Fix Everything.”

The three-day event has become the highlight of the Patriotic Millionaires’ annual calendar. Our members gather together for strategy sessions with academics, activists, and lawmakers to discuss how to transform the economy and make it work for every American, and not just a wealthy few at the top like us.

The highlight of the event will be our Policy Summit, which will take place on the morning of Wednesday, April 10. The event will be livestreamed for the general public from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET on our Facebook page. Be sure to tune in and spread the word about it!

For today’s Closer Look, we want to share the speakers that we have lined up to present at the Summit and give you some more information about their backgrounds.

Jim and Deb Fallows

Jim and Deb Fallows are the authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. The book tells the story of their five-year journey across America, where they met with hundreds of citizens and discovered an encouraging civic and economic reinvention taking place at local and regional levels, outside the spotlight of the national media.

Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster is the President and co-founder of the Economic Security Project, a nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to build economic power for all Americans. Previously, she founded Peers, a sharing economic community, and co-founded Rebuild the Dream with Van Jones. She is also the author of The Guarantee.

Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has authored and edited 21 books and over 200 scholarly articles and is considered one of the leading thinkers when it comes to the global study of economic inequality.

Darrick Hamilton

Darrick Hamilton is the Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy and the founding director of the Institute on Race, Power, and Political Economy at the New School. He has been involved in crafting policy proposals that have garnered media attention and inspired legislative proposals at the federal, state, and local levels, including baby bonds, guaranteed income, and a federal job guarantee.

Amy Hanauer

Amy Hanauer is the Executive Director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the premier policy research institute fighting for adequate and fair taxation. She previously founded and ran Policy Matters Ohio and is board chair of The American Prospect magazine.

Rep. Barbara Lee  

Congresswoman Barbara Lee represents California’s 12th Congressional district. She is the highest ranking African American woman appointed to Democratic Leadership, serving as Co-Chair of the Policy and Steering Committee. She also serves on the Budget Committee and the powerful Appropriations Committee, which oversees all federal spending.

Barry C. Lynn

Barry C. Lynn is the Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening antitrust law and promoting fair and healthy economic competition. He has authored numerous articles, published three books (End of the Line (2005), Cornered (2010), and Liberty from All Masters (2020)), and given Congressional testimony.

Clara Mattei

Clara Mattei is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at The New School. Her research explores the history of capitalism and the critical relation between economic ideas and technocratic policymaking. In 2022, she published her first book, The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism, to great critical acclaim.

Maurice Mitchell

Maurice Mitchell is a nationally recognized social movement strategist, a visionary leader in the Movement for Black Lives, and the National Director of the Working Families Party. He also co-founded and managed Blackbird as an anchor organization to provide strategic support and guidance to Movement for Black Lives activists across the country.

Jamal Simmons

Jamal Simmons is a CNN political commentator who previously served as the Communications Director for Vice President Kamala Harris and as Deputy Assistant to President Joe Biden. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an honorary board member of the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation.

Guests will also hear from several Patriotic Millionaires members, including Morris Pearl (our Chair), Stephen Prince (our Vice-Chair), Abigail Disney, John Esler, and Ana María Archila.

If you’re interested in joining the fight for economic and political justice, this is a can’t-miss event. We can’t wait to see you on our Facebook page on Wednesday, April 10, at 9:30 AM ET!

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