Join us to Celebrate 50 Years Advancing Dignity & Justice at Work

In 2019, National Employment Law Project (NELP) is celebrating our 50th year advocating for the rights, protections and collective power of working people.

NELP50 | Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC

Please join us on May 6 to celebrate the work and leadership of our honorees.


  • Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME

  • Anna Wadia, Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation, NELP’s 2019 Beth Shulman Fellow

  • Warehouse Worker Resource Center

  • Make the Road –New Jersey


For Sponsorship information or to join our Host Committee, please email


  • Richard Trumka (President, AFL-CIO)
  • Mary Kay Henry (President, SEIU)
  • Jose Garza (Executive Director, Workers Defense Project)
  • Erica Smiley (Co-Director, Jobs with Justice)
  • Sarita Gupta (Co-Director, Jobs with Justice)
  • Chris Lu (Senior Strategy Advisor, FiscalNote & Former Deputy Secretary of Labor)



Purchase individual tickets, Host Committee tickets, and Sponsorship opportunities here:


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View details from our 2017 Rising to the Moment awards reception:

Meet the honorees, co-chairs and sponsors of Rising to the Moment and view the event journal, video, and photos.


Vocalists from SongRise perform at the 2017 Rising to the Moment awards reception

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