Energizing, Engaging, and Winning.

As progressives, that’s our agenda for 2012 – and it’s the theme for The Michigan Summit on May 12.

The Michigan Summit has attracted many influential national speakers and panelists. Last year we heard from SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, and in 2010 we heard from Van Jones, former advisor to President Obama.

This year will be no different. Among our many great guests and speakers is a special panel focusing on a progressive approach to investing in Michigan’s future. Jessica Kelton, a Lansing Community College Economics Instructor, Occupy activist, and 89.7 FM’s TGIF host will bring her expertise to bear by moderating the panel.

At this year’s Summit, we have an ambitious goal in mind: reaching across movements, geography, race and gender to provide people the skills and the ideas they need to make the American Dream a possibility for all of us in 2012.

Over the past five years, The Michigan Summit has focused on crucial issues such as the state’s economy, collective bargaining, the changing population, clean energy, and “green” jobs. Some of the issues we will take action on this year include: corporate accountability, clean energy, and saving democracy.

We want to engage, but we also want to win. Will you join us on May 12 at the Kellogg Conference Center in East Lansing?

P.S. Don’t forget to submit your nomination for 2012 Michigan Organizer of the Year – nominations are due in just one week!

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