We live in a period of seismic social and economic shifts, and now is the time to reimagine the rules for a changing America. But at Roosevelt, we believe that who writes the rules is as important as what rules are written.
Young Americans will represent more than 30 percent of eligible voters in 2016. It’s no longer enough for candidates and elected officials to ask for our votes, time, and money: They need to hear our ideas, too.
On Tuesday, July 26 at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the Roosevelt network, partnered with Young Invincibles and the New American Leaders Project to bring together supporters, from students and organizers to the next generation of elected officials, to rethink how this election engages young people.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm
242 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA
Watch the event below:
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, Representative Xavier Becerra serves as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is a member of the powerful Committee on Ways And Means and is Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.
His committee is responsible for formulating our nation’s tax, Social Security, Medicare, trade and income security laws. As Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, Rep. Becerra wields a strong voice in House Democratic leadership, helping to set priorities and drive the legislative decision making process.
The first Latino to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Becerra has used his position to increase opportunities for working families, to improve the Social Security program for women and minorities, to combat poverty among the working poor, and to strengthen Medicare and ensure its long-term viability. In 2010, Rep. Becerra served on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Rep. Becerra is the son of working-class parents and was the first in his family to graduate from college. His mother was born in Jalisco, Mexico and immigrated to the United States after marrying his father. In 1980, Rep. Becerra earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1984. Rep. Becerra is married to Dr. Carolina Reyes. They are the proud parents of three daughters: Clarisa, Olivia and Natalia.
As Baltimore City’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Leana Wen leads the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the U.S., founded in 1793, with over 1000 employees. Her transformative approach to public health involves engaging hospitals and returning citizens in violence prevention and directing Baltimore’s medical access and trauma recovery efforts in the wake of Baltimore’s civil unrest. Under Dr. Wen’s leadership, the Baltimore City Health Department has launched an ambitious overdose prevention program that USA Today calls the most aggressive in the country. In March of this year, she was invited to speak on a panel with President Obama about Baltimore’s transformation into a model of recovery and resilience.
A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Wen received her medical training at Washington University and Brigham & Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. She was a Rhodes Scholar, a Clinical Fellow at Harvard, a consultant with the World Health Organization, and a professor at George Washington University. She has been published over 100 articles including in The Lancet, JAMA, and Health Affairs. The author of When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, Dr. Wen’s work is regularly featured on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Her TED talk on transparency in medicine has been viewed over 1.5 million times.
Ana’s campaign to represent Maryland’s 8th District in the United States House of Representatives is the culmination of a long journey – Ana’s background and experience have instilled in her a deep understanding of how best to serve her community.
Ana was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, and moved to the United States when she was five years old, the beginning of her dual identity as an American and a Salvadoran. Education was always held in the highest regard in her home when Ana was young, and there was never a doubt that she would pursue higher education. She attended Penn State University, graduating with a degree in chemistry, and later received a MS from American University in Scientific and Technical Information Systems. Ana continued her post-graduate studies in Engineering at the George Washington University.
A chemist and computer systems engineer, Ana worked for over 30 years in information technology with major Information Technology firms. Her talents have taken her to Switzerland, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Peru, and to the highest levels of our federal government. In 1994, Ana was appointed by President Clinton as the Deputy Administrator for Research and Special Programs (RSPA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation.