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AFL-CIO Report and Roundtable on Race Baiting and Right Wing Populism in 2016 Election


Law Professor and Demos Fellow Ian Haney-Lopez to Release Report on Dog Whistle Politics and its Impact on the Labor Movement

On Thursday January 14th, the AFL-CIO, in partnership with Demos and the Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, will host a roundtable on race baiting in the 21st century. The panelists will discuss the intersection of race, the economy and the impact of the 2016 election with the launch of Ian Haney-Lopez’s new report “Race and Economic Jeopardy For All: A Framing Paper for Defeating Dog Whistle Politics.”


The roundtable will be moderated by Joan Walsh, The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst. She will be joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Demos President Heather McGhee, and Professor of Law and Demos Fellow Ian Haney-Lopez.


The event will include a question and answer period at the end of the discussion. Copies of the report will be available at the event.


Media must RSVP: please contact Mariah Young at [email protected]


WHAT:  Dog Whistle Politics: Race Baiting and Right Wing Populism in the 2016 Election


WHEN: January 14, 2016, 9:00 AM


WHERE:  AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20006


WHO:    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President

            Joan Walsh, Editor at The Nation Magazine

            Heather McGhee, Demos President

            Ian Haney-Lopez, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and Demos Fellow

Media must RSVP: please contact Mariah Young at [email protected]