PDM 2017 Spring Issue Conference

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 9am - 3:30pm

Location: Carpenters' Union Training Center, 13 Holman Road, Millbury MA 01527

This event is in the past.

Organizing a progressive movement and building group strength and power calls for a variety of skills that can be taught. Bringing people together to learn from each other and work cooperatively in a common cause is what creates political action and makes change happen. PDM has always been committed to training our members and supporters to improve those skills.

Our morning session will develop our skills in relational organizing and grassroots techniques used in Obama's and other grassroots campaigns, facilitated by the excellent trainer, Margaret Post.

Lunch will feature "issue speed dating", i.e., rotating between tables where various active MA progressive groups will briefly describe what they do and how to get involved. There will also be opportunity to spend face time with members of PDM’s issues working groups as well. Topics will include (still under development):

  • Affordable Housing
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Energy + Climate Change
  • Fight for $15 (Min. Wage)
  • Paid Family + Medical Leave
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Single-Payer Health Care

After lunch, we will hear from experts on protecting immigrants and other vulnerable populations, including representatives from the ACLU, MIRA, and Maura Healey’s team, and plan how we, as an organization and as individuals, can advance these critical goals.      

The entire day’s program is designed to make all of us more effective organizers and change agents.

You may register via the link above. The meeting is free to PDM sustaining members; we are asking others to donate $35 (or what you can afford). Please plan to join us, and bring along a friend.

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