Charlie Cook to Address Current U.S. Political and Legislative Landscape at NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum, March 19-21

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NLIHC’s 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement taking place in Washington, DC, March 19-21, 2018, will feature Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal.  Mr. Cook will share his perspectives on the current political and legislative environment.  Space at the Forum is limited so register today!

Charlie Cook is one of the nation’s most trusted and accurate voices on all things political. As the editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, he serves as a go-to-source for people who want to be “in the know” about U.S. politics. The New York Times called him “one of the best political handicappers in the nation” and noted that The Cook Political Report is “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.” The Washington Post said he is “perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races,” and The Washingtonian called him “the man who knows more about politics than anyone else.” With an encyclopedic knowledge, memorable stories, quick wit, and meaningful insights, Mr. Cook focuses on the broad implications of the latest election results. Using poll numbers, economic indicators, and historical data, he forecasts the fortunes of each party in a non-partisan way.

The Forum will provide an array of other sessions and workshops on the threats and opportunities for affordable housing in 2018 and beyond; the state of fair housing on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; a new national campaign to expand the affordable housing movement with non-traditional allies in health, education, faith, civil rights, and other sectors; the keys to state, local, and resident-led organizing; making housing an issue with the media; and effective story-telling for affordable housing. The Forum will also explore mobilizing nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement in the run-up to the 2018 elections; using dynamic research to change the story and influence policy solutions; ensuring housing protections for LGBTQ individuals; housing the formerly incarcerated; and others. There will also be opportunities to engage with leaders and staff in Congress on affordable housing challenges, solutions and priorities.

There will be a special session for low income residents on the morning of March 19. A limited number of shared-lodging hotel scholarships to attend the 2018 Housing Policy Forum will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to low income residents who are NLIHC members and who pay to attend the Forum. For more information about the scholarships, visit http://nlihcforum.org or contact James Saucedo at: jsaucedo@nlihc.org or 202-662-1530 x233.  Act today because the scholarships are going fast.