Bernie's ATL Caravan to DNC2016!
Organized by: Daniel Hanley
EVENT DATE Jul 23, 2016
NOTE: To confirm that there are van seats still available, please text Daniel Hanley (678-458-3031) before submitting your $25+ reservation donation.
Over the past year we've organized, canvassed, and taken direct action in support of Bernie's agenda for human rights and democracy: for a living wage, universal healthcare, publicly funded college tuition, workplace democracy, environmental justice, immigrants' rights, publicly funded elections, solidarity with the marginalized -- in short, public institutions that work for all of us, not just the 1%.
Now, we're headed to DNC2016 to present our demands, take action, and give the Democratic Party elite a small taste of the dissent and resistance they will face over the next four years if they continue to prioritize corporate greed and violent, unaccountable state authority over the interests of working class, poor, and marginalized people.
We will decry the antidemocratic US election process and bring our own democracy to the streets outside the Wells Fargo Convention Center, demonstrating to those in power that the community organization, the moral outrage, and the vision driving Bernie's campaign aren't going away. We will demand that the Democratic Party platform be amended to stand strongly with the Fight for $15; reject the Trans Pacific Partnership's corporate power grab; impose vital controls on carbon based energy; and show respect and dignity for the Palestinian people -- rejecting the positions of the DNC and Clinton appointed committee members.
GET IN THE BERNIEVAN! We're renting a 12-passenger van to travel to Philly from 7/23 to 7/29 in order to participate in the historic mass convergence on the Democratic National Convention. We are looking for 9-10 passengers (total) to join us.
- Requested donation: sliding scale of $50 to $100 ($25 minimum to reserve a seat on the van)
- Lodgings: TBA. Many group members are open to roughing it -- in a communal space, such as a church or campground -- though at the moment we are committed to finding more comfortable housing for the group, and in particular for anyone with specific needs.
If we exceed the amount required for a van rental, the remainder of the fund will be applied to fuel and other expenses. If we run out of seats on the van, we encourage others to join us in other vehicles for an epic caravan to Philadelphia!