Washington, D.C. -- Today, more than a dozen national progressive organizations announced an unprecedented summit - We The People 2018 - where their members will come together with federal elected leaders to discuss the country’s most pressing problems, with a goal of forging a different, better vision of America going forward.
Progressive leaders Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) will engage with summit participants on issues that are of pressing importance in communities across the country. The elected officials will have the opportunity to put forward solutions and shape the debate about what kind of country America should strive to be.
With full control of the federal government, Republican Congressional leadership and Donald Trump have shifted tens of billions in wealth to the rich and eroded the rights of women, working people, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. Their actions have sparked a historic wave of activism and resistance that shows no signs of slowing down.
Guided by shared values, the We the People coalition will start a conversation rooted in achieving a few key goals:
- Engage with activists and organizers on the issues that matter, energize progressives, and lay out the choices that define the future of progressive politics, to ensure that our current leaders’ positions will reflect our vision for the country.
- Project a bold, transformative vision rooted in multi-racial, pro-worker progressivism.
- Amplify the voices of real progress in this country by elevating our organizations, leaders, movements and issues, to ensure they are at the center of the political discourse.
- Seek a path forward, working together under the shared values established at this convening to maximize our collective energy, voices and resources so we can bring real change.
About We the People
We the People is an event hosted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Communications Workers of America. Center for Popular Democracy Action, Demos Action, MoveOn, People’s Action, 32BJ SEIU, Working Families Party, PICO National Network, Caring Across Generations Action Fund, National Domestic Workers Alliance, New York Communities for Change, Faith in Action Fund, Sierra Club, 350 Action, Indivisible, and United We Dream Action.
We the People will be hosted on June 13 in Washington, DC from 8:30AM to 12:30PM. Media interested in attending, can RSVP here.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.