People's Wave next steps -- a plan for building power and winning

people's_action_logo.pngWhether you attended the People’s Wave (April 28-30), watched some or all on livestream or learned about it after the fact, it set a substantive agenda for progressive political action in the 2020 election cycle and beyond. And it's all at your fingertips right here.



 

 

Whether you attended the People’s Wave (April 28-30), watched some or all on livestream or learned about it after the fact, it set a substantive agenda for progressive political action in the 2020 election cycle and beyond.

Progressive Maryland and all the other state affiliates of People’s Action do niche work at the community and state level to build power at all those points through both electoral work and organizing the grassroots.

A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF THE THREE-DAY EVENT WITH LIVESTREAM OF MANY EVENTS AND SESSIONS IS HERE.

This issue agenda, outlined at the link above, applies to every state as well as the national policy scene, and Progressive Maryland and allied activists can find plenty to tie into in this follow-up account:

 

  • Free College For All/Student Action: If you want to work locally to advance the fight for Free College for All or birddog presidential candidates about the issue, you should contact Aija at na@peoplesaction.org
  • People and Planet First: There will be a mass training for training a popular education workshop we are rolling out, and we will be following up on  commitments for a summer mobilization around the 100% Just Campaign. For more information on how to plug in reach out to Ben ishibashi at ishibashi@peoplesaction.org

  • Improved Medicare For All: We are passing local resolutions in order to lift up the federal issue in our home turf, grow momentum behind our movement and give local electeds an opportunity to weigh in on the policy. A campaign toolkit already exists and can be found on the coalition website Medicare4AllResolutions.org. For more information on how to plug in reach out to Connie Huynh at huynh@peoplesaction.org

  • Homes Guarantee: Activists engaged in mobilization around the oversight hearing on the Dept of Housing and Urban PM_Logo.pngDevelopment in Washington, DC on May 21st. Contact Tara Raghuveer at raghuveer@peoplesaction.org. to get info on further work in this critical area.

  • Future of Workers: We will be following up with participants who wish to join the cohort and promised to enroll their member org!  If you are interested in this new campaign/body of work reach out to Sam Finkelstein finkelstein@peoplesaction.org.
      
  • Immigration: This cohort will be working on building out the key issue area priorities around immigrant and refugee rights for our 2020 platform. Contact Mehrdad at azemun@peoplesaction.org.

  • Overdose Crisis: We're planning to continue to build power to end overdoses and the failed war on drugs by growing the cohort by bringing in new organizations who came to the workshop to join our cohort and organizing a larger overdose cohort convening. Contact Sondra to get more information youdelman@peoplesaction.org.

EVERYTHING WE TEACH AND LEARN WHEN ENGAGED ACROSS JURISDICTIONAL LINES THIS WAY CAN COME BACK WITH US TO THE STRUGGLE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES.

READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE.

bernie_jumaane_image.pngWho heard about the People’s Wave? Communicators “ignited renewed energy around People’s Action over the three days with 4,300 mentions and over 9,000 engagements. This number is due to top influencers and verified account holders like Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders @BernieSanders) and Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) tweeting and retweeting #PeoplesWave to nearly 20 million plus followers on Twitter.”

Plus, “Reporters and/or camera crews from ABC, CNN, MSNBC,  and D.C. press attended plenaries on Monday and Tuesday.”

Now you can get a rundown on whatever you missed here.


Published May 21 in Progressive Maryland's PM BlogSpace.