THE MOMENT FOR THE MOVEMENT: PEOPLE’S SUMMIT 2016
June 17-19 - McCormick Place, Chicago
Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has electrified millions of (mostly young) people. At the People’s Summit, to be held in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17-19, thousands of activists will gather to sustain the momentum of the political revolution to help build the broad movement for people and the planet.
With fiery passion and a vibrant grassroots network, the Sanders campaign has brought the key issues of corporate wealth, social inequality, climate change, and racial justice to the foreground of the national political conversation. By capturing the hearts and minds of a generation, this movement has opened the door to bringing together progressive strands into an organized web that mutually reinforces a people’s agenda for quality health care, free education, and a secure future for all.
The People’s Summit will try to capitalize on the momentum by, as the hosts suggest, “further deepening the relationship between participating organizations rooted in principled anti-corporate politics, development of community leaders, direct action not based on partisan identification, and strategic organizing to build power.” The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office welcomes the opportunity for activists to debate, dialogue and deepen the work for a people-centered platform and a vibrant democratic socialist movement. To turn the campaign into a sustainable left will require new strategies, new coalitions, and a new politics.
For further information, check out the People’s Summit website.
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