Naomi Klein will speak this weekend at the People’s Summit in Chicago.
This weekend, Sanders supporters will convene at a “People’s Summit” in Chicago to discuss policy priorities and formulate strategies for the populist movement going forward.
“Electoral politics are not the movement. The movement is completely independent,” said DeMoro. “Young people have been very clear that they don’t want their information handed over and it’s not going to be. Sanders could surprise me, but I don’t think so.”
Instead, DeMoro said the campaign would continue to use the email list to raise money for progressive candidates and progressive causes.
“We’re really going to engage people nationally and at all levels in progressive politics and issues campaigns,” said DeMoro. “Bernie will use his own magic, his list, and his influence to help… and try to move people into the legislature that are progressive.”
Any boingers going? @Cowicide? Any SJW coders? FOSS projects?
What projects have the best potential to increase progressive alignment and increase momentum?
Kate Aranoff wrote about the same theme for Jacobin that, “The Sanders campaign isn’t the end of the line. We can use its momentum to unite movements and build broad support.”
The rest of the media are writing about the Dem convention likes it’s a football game with one possible prize and no other rationale for organizing or participating. It’s good to have these reminders that a party nominee is an effect not a cause of organizing.