Events

See also the calendar of our ally Popular Resistance.

 

November 14 - December 16, 2016 - Washington, D.C.

Stop the TPP

The White House is planning to use the Lame Duck session of Congress after the election this November to pass legislation to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Our mission is to create the environment that makes this impossible. That’s why we are starting now to plan the #NoLameDuck Uprising! Sign up now to be part of it and we’ll stay in touch with you about what we need to do. There will be actions in Washington, DC and across the country.

The Lame Duck session takes place after the election and ends with the winter break in December. It is a time when some members of Congress have lost their seats but can still vote. The Lame Duck is often used to pass unpopular legislation. This year the Lame Duck runs from Nov 14 to 18 in DC, then members will be home for 10 days for Thanksgiving break and then they will be back in DC for the first three weeks of December, concluding on Dec. 16.

 

December 6, 2016 - RE-volv Webinar: Solar in Your Community Challenge

 

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
  • Register here.
  • Ammar will share about the Solar in Your Community Challenge and how it plays into the bigger picture of strengthening America's clean energy economy. Andreas will explain our work with the Department of Energy, how we will continue to leverage collective action given the new political atmosphere, and share ways for you to get involved. We look forward to your participation and we welcome your questions in advance!

 

 

December 6 - 7, 2016 - Washington DC

Blueprint for a Great Democracy

Over the course of these two days, we will examine the ways in which our democracy is failing people and communities -- and what can be done to restore our democracy. We will focus on highlighting places and battles where people are standing up and winning, policies that will make a difference, and how we can win real reform. This is the fourth annual conference sponsored by Common Cause with a generous grant from the WhyNot Initiative. (View the agenda and slides from the 3rd annual Blueprint here.) For more information about the conference, please email Keshia Morris at kmorris@commoncause.org. To register go here.

 

March 3 to 5, 2017 - Chicago, IL

Future of Left and Independent Politics Network

Website: Left Elect

We are now organizing a second national conference March 3-5 2017 in Chicago to gather candidates, individuals, and organizations committed to a left political alliance in opposition to the two-party system of corporate-capitalist rule. We believe a meeting after the 2016 election cycle will afford us an important opportunity to discuss our diverse experiences, and to continue to forge unity between our local efforts, campaigns, and electoral vehicles.

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