The Future of Bernie’s Movement

From June 17th through the 19th, Progressives of all stripes met in Chicago at the People’s Summit 2016. It was a wonderful event where organizations that are normally not associated together met to answer a common question. What’s next?

The Sanders campaign awaken the sleeping giant which is the American left. Now that it is stumbling about, how do we take this momentum and build something long lasting beyond this moment. The overall push to the meeting centered around activists getting involved in the political process, taking their socialist/green/progressive values with them into political office. Although I find this  an appealing development, is this the only answer?

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One would believe that all of the issues supported the United Nurses Union, the Democratic Socialist of America, the Green Party and others at event would still be the focal point of their activism. Will they have the collective power to change a corrupt system?

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