Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Jeff Merkley, Representative Keith Ellison, and over 1000 community leaders address discrimination and inequality at the Just Economy Conference

Washington DC– The 2018 Just Economy Conference will take place April 9-11 at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC. This is the national event for economic justice leaders, policy-makers, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs concerned about fairness in the nation’s housing and banking systems.

The conference is organized by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

NCRC and its grassroots members fight discrimination and champion an economy that works for everyone. They challenge inequality, modern-day redlining, a defanged Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and efforts to roll back consumer protections and critical civil rights laws.

On the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, April 11, NCRC and 1000 economic justice leaders will ascend Capitol Hill to meet with 100 plus members of Congress about our Just Economy agenda.

Confirmed speakers at the Just Economy Conference include:

Aaron Glantz, Senior Reporter, Reveal, Emeryville, CA

Alanna McCargo, Vice President, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC

Alex Horowitz, Senior Research Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

Andrew Wells, Director, Workforce Development, Chicago Urban League, Chicago, IL

Brian Siebenlist, Director, Office of Policy and Grant Administration, Office of Housing Counseling, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Dedrick Asante-Muhammed, Senior Fellow, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative Prosperity Now, Washington, DC

Enchanta Jackson, Co-Director of Organizing, Criminal Justice, Color of Change, Oakland, CA

Evan, Behrle, Special Advisor, Opioid Policy, Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD

J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York

Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader and founder of Rainbow/PUSH

Louis Caditz Peck, Director of Public Policy, LendingClub, San Francisco, CA

Maya Raghu, Director of Workplace Equality & Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center, Washington, DC

Nancy Isenberg, Historian and author of White Trash

Nicole Cairns, Digital Strategy and Fundraising, Indivisible, Washington, DC

Sandra Thompson, Deputy Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Al Green (D-TX)

U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN)

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Valerie Wilson, Director, Program on Race, Ethnicity & the Economy, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, DC

Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

… and many more. You can find the latest updates to the program at

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