Alicia Garza, Judith Le Blanc and other progressive movement leaders are hosting workshops through the day; Follow the livestream throughout the day here.
Des Moines, Iowa –(ENEWSPF)– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will return to Iowa on Saturday for the first time since the 2016 election. He will deliver the keynote speech at the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) convention “Revolution Iowa – From Protest to Power.”
In addition to Sanders, the all-day conference will feature Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza; issue-focused organizing workshops lead by Tom Philpott (Mother Jones magazine), Bree Carlson (People’s Action), Judith Le Blanc (Native Organizers Alliance) and others.
People’s Action is co-sponsoring the convention. People’s Action is a national network of organizations in 29 states and more than a million people. “Revolution Iowa” is one of many “Protest to Power” events being organized from coast to coast.
“What’s happening in Iowa and across the country is more than a resistance. It’s an insistence that now is the time for a movement politics that goes beyond defense, and instead organizes tens of thousands of people to run for office,” said George Goehl, co-director of People’s Action.
“These are candidates running on an agenda that puts people and the planet before abusive corporations and their bought-and-paid-for politicians,” said Goehl.
Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power
CCI Action 2017 Convention
Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund is a 501c4 non-profit organization dedicated to building social, economic, and environmental justice through community organizing, education, and advocacy.
People’s Action was formed last year with the merger of five national organizations, each with decades of organizing and activism history, creating one of the largest and fastest growing grassroots networks in the country. People’s action is more than a million people across 29 states working for economic, racial, gender and climate justice – and to ensure everyone a voice in our political system.
Source: People’s Action