Raise the 'Roots Conference Details

RAISE THE ROOTS: Grassroots Organizing for Tax Fairness
A conference presented by the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative

May 16-17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee

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How can tax fairness organizers create a bottom-up economic justice movement in which those most affected by economic inequality are actively engaged, setting the agenda, and pushing for change? Raise the ‘Roots will examine this mission-critical question, exploring actionable tips and strategies for community organizers to connect more effectively with diverse constituencies to promote progressive tax policies.

This conference is appropriate for community leaders, activists, and organizers, legislators, people concerned with tax policy, people not yet concerned with tax policy, policy wonks, journalists, foundation representatives, people with good ideas, and anyone else who believes in the power of a bottom-up movement.

Raise the 'Roots: Grassroots Organizing for Tax Fairness is the annual conference of the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative, a network of state-level grassroots organizations that advocate for progressive and adequate state taxes. The TFOC is a project of United for a Fair Economy, an economic justice nonprofit based in Boston.

Wednesday, May 16th starting at Noon (lunch and dinner provided)
Thursday, May 17th ending at 2:00pm (breakfast and lunch provided)

Registration is $75 (includes lunch and dinner on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday). Allies and advocates in the tax fairness movement are welcome to attend.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Scarritt-Bennett Center at a special conference rate of $62 per night for a single room.

Scarritt Bennett Center
1008 9th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212