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Making progressive politics work in the US

  • Date(s)
    17 September 2014
  • Time
    16:00 - 17: 15
Making progressive politics work in the US
Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland, will lead a Policy Network briefing and debate on the future of progressive politics in the US, looking ahead to the mid-terms, the 2016 Presidential election and beyond.
As the economies of the US and Europe seek to recover fully from the great recession and adapt to a competitive new global era, the event will offer a platform for exchange with senior UK commentators, politicians and experts on the American political landscape as President Barack Obama moves to complete a productive second term and lay the ground for a third Democrat election victory.  It will also focus on electoral-coalition building and crossovers for Labour ahead of the 2015 UK election.
Maryland success story

Despite facing tough economic and fiscal restraints, Maryland has made notable progress in a number of defining public policy areas: the Living wage has been introduced across the state; significant infrastructure investment has taken place; a new progressive income tax regime introduced; gun safety legislation introduced; the Climate Change Bill passed and same-sex marriage established. As a result, Maryland has one of the fastest job creation rates in the US, one of the highest medium income rates in the US, number one public education system in the US five years in a row, and is a lead state in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland, USA

Liam Byrne, UK Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inclusive Growth

Chair: Yvonne Roberts, Chief Leader Writer, The Observer

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