New video to capture the spirit of the Congress of Resistance!
August 21, 2017
BENEFITING: Justice First
In the face of the right-wing attacks on protesters in charlottesville and the growth of the fascist right - now more than ever we need a people's institution of power that can fight to defend oppressed communities across the country.
The People's Congress of Resistance is just that, a grassroots resistance movement against Trump's Agenda and the agenda of the Neo-Nazis. The Congress will convene will convene in Washington, D.C. on September 16-17, and grassroots resisters will be traveling from all 50 states to attend this historic gathering.
The U.S. Congress serves the already-rich and is paid off by the 15,000 lobbyists who constitute a shadow government in Washington. It does not and cannot represent the people.
The People's Congress of Resistance will be the voice of the people – an expression of direct democracy of those who are left out and kept out of the Congress of Millionaires. Together, we will write a people’s platform and will chart a path of nationwide grassroots resistance. It will amplify the voices and spread the tactics of those who are already fighting back to defend their communities.
So that people of all communities are able to have their voice heard at the People’s Congress, it is imperative that we fundraise now so people of whatever financial means can attend and begin making their plans to come to D.C. We are organizing caravans, low-income housing and taking every measure possible to cut costs and make the People’s Congress accessible. But we need to raise $20,000 to subsidize the buses, caravans and housing so the trip is affordable for all grassroots and working-class resisters.
Grassroots resisters around the country are on a fixed-income and facing devastating cuts to vital social services. Fundraising is an urgent need to help get them to D.C. in September.
The People's Congress of Resistance will bring together grassroots resisters from every part of the country. Delegates will come from
- the now impoverished and hollowed-out industrial communities of the Midwest;
- immigrant families being ripped apart by ICE raids
- African American communities that are being devastated by unemployment, poverty, gentrification, and police violence
- towns of devastated Appalachia where jobs left but millions of opioid pills were simultaneously pumped in by profit-driven pharmaceutical companies
- educators and parents struggling to improve rather than destroy public education
- activists fighting to defend the lives and core rights of women
- environmental and community activists fighting to stop fracking and the corporate destruction of the planet
- LGBTQ organizers fighting back against bigotry
- health care workers and advocates who are demanding a Single-Payer national health program
- the Muslim-American community which is being demonized and targeted by hate crimes and hatred
- organizers who have been fighting the Military-Industrial Complex as a self-perpetuating monster that incentivizes more and more wars and allows the biggest corporations to loot the national treasury under the pretext of national security.
Working together, we can raise the necessary funds to bring all these people, and others, to D.C. in September. Donate today, organize a party or fundraising event in your community, school, or place of worship. You can help widen the resistance movement to draw together those who otherwise would be isolated unable to participate in this historic event.