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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Fighting Privatization: Policy Tools for Corporate Accountability

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Strengthening accountability about private influence in public policy and funding will be critical if we are to build a new economy. Join leading advocates for corporate accountability to learn about policy strategies that will give activists tools to ensure that public funds are used for public goods. Participants will leave with concrete information about subsidy accountability and privatization that they can apply in their own communities.


Jayme Montgomery Baker, Community Organizer, Milwaukee, WI

Sarah DeLuca, Director of Major Gifts, Corporate Accountability International

Greg LeRoy, Executive Director, Good Jobs First

Lars Negstad, Strategic Communications Coordinator, ISAIAH,

Joel Rogers, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Executive Director, COWS 



Jayme Montgomery Baker

A Milwaukee, WI native, Jayme Montgomery Baker became a community organizer because of a strong desire to improve the conditions of her city. Jayme was involved with the successful Keep Public Our Waters campaign in 2010, where the City threatened to “lease” the municipal water utility to a private business. In her role as organizer with the Sierra Club, she works with the community to address their needs related to water, environmental... Read More →
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Sarah DeLuca

Corporate Accountability International
DeLuca started her work organizing members and volunteers in Minnesota and across the Midwest. Today she keeps new and long-time members informed of, and involved in, Corporate Accountability International’s work around the country. Prior to joining staff, DeLuca worked with Greenpeace in Los Angeles and Clean Water Action in New Hampshire, where she led public awareness efforts around the use of BPA and toxic chemicals in popular cosmetics... Read More →
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Greg LeRoy

Good Jobs First
Dubbed "the leading national watchdog of state and local economic development subsidies" and "God's witness to corporate welfare," Greg LeRoy founded Good Jobs First in 1998 upon winning the Public Interest Pioneer Award. He has been training and consulting for state and local governments, associations of public officials, labor-management committees, unions, community groups, tax and budget watchdogs, environmentalists, and smart growth... Read More →

Lars Negstad

Lars Negstad is the Strategic Communications Coordinator for ISAIAH, a statewide organization of clergy, congregations and people of faith working together for racial and economic justice in Minnesota. Current campaigns include worker justice issues such as paid sick days and paid family leave, abolishing mass incarceration and deportations, ending predatory lending and environmental justice. Before joining ISAIAH 5 years ago, Lars spent 15 years... Read More →

Joel Rogers

Joel Rogers is the Sewell-Bascom Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also directs COWS, the national high-road strategy center. Rogers has written widely on American politics and democratic theory. Along with many articles, his books include The Hidden Election, On Democracy, Right Turn, Metro Futures, Associations and Democracy, Works Councils, Working Capital... Read More →
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Emily Sladek

The Democracy Collaborative
Assisting with the New Economy Action Project at CommonBound in Buffalo, NY 2016

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Ketchum Hall 106

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