In October 2013, NPP celebrated our 30th anniversary with a gala event in our hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts. Read more about our 30-year history.
From Congressman Barney Frank, an iconic leader for peace and security, to rising visionaries in the movement for healthcare justice, environment, and education, our 30th anniversary celebration inspired, enriched, and roused the NPP community to be the change and take back the federal budget.
Former Congressman Barney Frank
First elected to Congress in 1980, Barney Frank stayed in office until 2012, serving as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007-2011. His legislative legacy includes effforts to reduce the deficit, shrink military spending, and fund important quality of life needs at home.
Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Ai-jen Poo has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. She is a recipient of the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award, Newsweek's 150 Fearless Women List, and TIME's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner leads MomsRising, an organization with 1 million members working to increase family economic security, to end discrimination against women and mothers, and to help ensure all children can thrive.
Congressman Jim McGovern
Currently serving his ninth term in Congress, Jim McGovern is the second ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, which sets terms for debate and amendments on most legislation, and a member of the House Agriculture Committee.
Alecia Chakour, Mitch Chakour & Sonya Kitchell
SciTech Band, Springfield High School of Science & Technology
Throughout the program, we will honor 30 Democracy Champions -- valued partners from all around the country and all walks of life who exemplify leadership and tenacity in their commitment to the democractic ideals upon which our nation was founded.