Congressman Participates In MusicTech Summit
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) participated in a panel titled Fighting for Music: The Power of Advocacy at the MusicTech Summit in Seattle on Oct. 16, 2009. The discussion focused on how individuals can use their power as creators to influence politics and provide a voice for the creative community. The panelists were Kate Becker, director of development at the Seattle Theatre Group; Kevin Erickson, All-Ages Movement Project; Thomas Goldstein, representing the youth voting engagement organization Washington Bus; and Portia Sabin, president of Kill Rock Stars and A2IM board member; and moderator Dave Dederer, singer/musician. The panelists addressed different strategies for political engagement at the local, state and national level and how individuals can use the combined power of the music community to advocate for pro-artist and pro-music legislation.