Bernie for President Policy and Organizing Training


November 09, 2019 at 12:00pm - 3pm


Griffin Hall, First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

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Come learn more about Bernie Sanders and find out how to talk to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even total strangers about why his ambitious, transformational platform is the best option for working people!

In February, Philly DSA voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders for President, because his campaign represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for socialists to take power at the national level. Since then, his campaign has released an ambitious slate of proposals that would decarbonize the economy, institute national rent control, strengthen and expand labor unions, fight mass incarceration, cancel all student debt, raise teacher pay, and much more. There's so much that it can be hard to keep up with! At the same time, his opponents in the Democratic primary have been fighting hard to stop Bernie from being able to advance a working class program. Some candidates, like Joe Biden, have tacked hard to Bernie's right, courting corporate donors by attacking these policies as too radical. Others, like Elizabeth Warren, have tried to muddy the waters and co-opt portions of Bernie's platform while having no intention of implementing it once in office.

Given the complexity of the Presidential campaign, the number of issues at stake in the 2020 election, and the giant field of candidates running, it can be difficult to keep all of this stuff straight. But it's vital that we know how to talk about Bernie if we want to persuade people to vote for him in the Democratic Primary. So, at this training, we'll go over exactly how to do that! We'll talk you through the major points of Bernie's policy platform, explain why he's different from the other Democrats in the race, especially the other frontrunners, and train you on how to have a productive organizing conversation. Whether you're interested in coming to one of our Bernie canvasses, organizing your fellow union members to push for an endorsement, persuading your co-workers to support the campaign, or winning a debate against the Twitter trolls, this training will give you the tools and information you need!


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