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Building the Political and Social Movement at the People’s Summit in Chicago

By RoseAnn DeMoro

In three momentous days June 17-19, 3,000 activists gathered in a People’s Summit in Chicago to embrace a continuing resolution to building a broad, bigger progressive movement to transform the nation and the planet.

From the speakers podiums to discussion tables and workshops to trainings on everything from building independent politics to the digital political revolution to how to carry out civil disobedience, it was evident there was overwhelming unity of vision and a common commitment to solidarity in creating change.

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CALL FOR THE PEOPLE’S SUMMIT: BUILDING THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION

At a time of tremendous turmoil and progressive opportunity, we invite you to participate in a historic convening of organizations and individuals committed to social, racial and economic justice.  On June 17-19, in Chicago, after the party primary season and before the party conventions, we seek to bring together activists committed to a different kind of agenda: a People’s Agenda that can enhance and expand issue campaigns and hold all elected officials accountable to popular demands for justice, equality and freedom. We envision this Summit as 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 Summit itself will include plenary and workshop sessions devoted to key issues such as the Fight for 15, mass incarceration and criminal justice reform, voting rights and expanding democratic participation, a tax on Wall Street speculation to fund human needs and jobs, climate justice toward a sustainable economy, improved Medicare for All, the fight for free and debt-free higher education, secure retirement through expanding social security, ending HIV/AIDS, achieving Constitutional pay equity for women, and ending deportations and support for DREAMers, among others. We will take action in Chicago against the big money system of politics that expands the power of the wealthy and corporations at the expense of the people. We will also celebrate with music and a “festival of joyous rebellion.” And we will plan how to move our People’s Agenda nationally and locally to help build the broad movement for people and the planet. We hope to see you in Chicago, June 17-19, at McCormick Place.

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The people speak

June 18 Arie • Crown Theater

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Our registration fees are sliding scale – from $50-$200. This takes into account the fact that people coming from further away or on low income can and should pay less, while those closer to Chicago and who have more, should pay more. Know that by paying more, you make it possible for many more people to attend and participate in The People’s Summit. More funds make it possible to offer scholarships. Please be as generous as you can. If you wish to come but cannot afford any of these price levels, or would like to apply for a travel stipend, please email info@thepeoplessummit.org. You MUST do so BY June 10, when ticket sales end.

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The People's Summit

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
June 17-19

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