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MOVEMENT FOR A PEOPLE’S PARTY

PEOPLE’S CONVENTION

2020

August 30

4 PM Eastern, 1 PM pacific

mpp logo 400 People's Convention

MOVEMENT FOR A PEOPLE’S PARTY

PEOPLE’S CONVENTION

2020

August 30

4 PM Eastern, 1 PM pacific

Hero 8 25 People's Convention
mpp logo 400 People's Convention

MOVEMENT FOR A PEOPLE’S PARTY

PEOPLE’S CONVENTION

2020

August 30

4 PM Eastern, 1 PM pacific

Hero 8 25 People's Convention

Join Us After the Convention

Join Us after the People’s Convention to build a a major new political party
free of corporate money and influence.
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Convention Speakers

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Dr. Cornel West

Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Author of 20 books and commentator on CNN. Bernie 2020 surrogate and co-host of the Tight Rope Podcast

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Sen. Nina Turner

National co-chair of the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign. Host of the Hello Somebody Podcast. Former President of Our Revolution. Served Ohio in the state senate and Cleveland in the city council. Former professor of African American history 

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Marianne Williamson

Author, spiritual leader, activist, Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Has written 13 books and multiple NYT bestsellers. Co-founder of the Peace Alliance.

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Sen. Mike Gravel

Former U.S. Senator from Alaska. Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2020 and 2008. Read the Pentagon Papers into the public record. Founder of The National Citizens Initiative for Democracy, for direct democracy in America.

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Danny Glover

Award-winning actor and humanitarian. UNICEF Ambassador. Former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. Recipient of multiple NAACP awards and Emmy nominations. Supporter of many unions, including postal unions. Bernie 2020 surrogate.

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Gov. Jesse Ventura

Former governor of Minnesota and host of The World According to Jesse

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Chris Hedges

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, former foreign correspondent, Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief at the New York Times. Author of several best-selling books, writes for many national publications, and is host of the Emmy Award­–winning RT America show On Contact.

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Jimmy Dore

Stand up comedian and Host of The Jimmy Dore Show. A leading U.S. media critic and host of several Comedy Central Specials. Author of the best seller, “Your Country Is Just Not That Into You.”

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Ryan Knight

Activist, Medicare for All advocate, and host of the podcast “Amped Up with Ryan Knight.” Ryan has endorsed 35 down-ballot progressives in 2020 and is a leading national voice for the progressive movement
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Amaya Wangeshi

National student coordinator with Students for a People’s Party. Founder of Beyond Bernie and a founding director of Our Time, Our Revolution’s student organization. YDSA member and former volunteer national high school director with Bernie 2020

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Chase Iron Eyes

Co-Founder, Last Real Indians

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Nick Brana

Founder and national coordinator with MPP. The former national political outreach coordinator with Bernie 2016. A founding staffer and former electoral manager with Our Revolution

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Chris Smalls

Led a nationally-reported walk out from a Staten Island Amazon warehouse after management forced employees to work during a coronavirus outbreak at the warehouse. Founded The Congress of Essential Workers.

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Eleanor Goldfield

Creative activist, singer and writer. Host of the online show, Act Out! Free-lance writer and consultant for creative outreach targeting 18-30 year-olds with projects aimed at killing apathy through art. Founder and lead singer of the political hard rock band, Rooftop Revolutionaries.
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Tim Black

Host of The Tim Black Show

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Eynelys Vinson

Vice Chair of Our Revolution Los Angeles. Candidate for Palmdale City Council and former Special Projects Director for Cenk Uygur’s Congressional Campaign. Proud Cuban-American in California

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Graham Elwood

Comedian and host of the Political Vigilante

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Ron Placone

Comedian and host of Get Your News On With Ron

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Medea Benjamin

Co-founder of CODEPINK

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Niko House

Host of Mi Casa Es Su Casa

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Omar Fernandez

President of the American Postal Workers Union of Vermont, which has endorsed MPP. Executive Council Member of the Vermont AFL-CIO

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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

National Director of Move to Amend, President of the Board of Directors of Democracy Unlimited, and a Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation.

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Lee Camp

Comedian and host of Redacted Tonight

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Dr. Peter Kalmus

Climate scientist, author and former Bernie 2020 surrogate. Got his PhD in physics from Columbia University and received NASA’s Early Career Public Achievement Medal.

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Jamarl Thomas

Host of The Progress Soapbox

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Maebe A Girl

Silver Lake Neighborhood Councilwoman. First drag queen elected to public office in the U.S.

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Scott Santens

Editor of Basic Income Today. One of the foremost writers and thinkers on the merits of an unconditional basic income. Written for many publications including the Huffington Post, Politico and the Boston Globe. Appeared on countless TV news shows and podcasts.

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Jerry Perez

Field Director with Our Revolution Los Angeles and West Coast Regional Coordinator with MPP. Served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans for a People’s Party. Formerly a field director with Justice Democrats.

Hanieh Jodat People's Convention

Hanieh Jodat

National Bernie Delegate. Co-Founder of Muslim Delegates & Allies. Founding member of Women’s March LA. Former fundraising coordinator for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) USA and Australia. Fundraising coordinator for Oxfam America in LA.

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Cheng-Sim Lim

National Bernie Delegate. Film curator, immigrant, and Medicare for All activist. She serves on the Board of Healthcare for All – Los Angeles Chapter, and is a member of Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA) and DSA-LA.

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Massey Branscomb

Board member of the Humanity First Movement. Basic income activist, entrepreneur, published scientist

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Isiah James

Former candidate for U.S. House in New York’s 9th Congressional District. Housing rights organizer and a criminal justice advocate. Combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Lauren Ashcraft

Lauren Ashcraft is a former grassroots candidate for Congress in NY-12, steering committee member for the Justice For All Coalition, planner of the Women’s March on NYC, advocate for MMT, and a standup comedian.

Convention Speakers

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Dr. Cornel West

A prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Author of 20 books and commentator on CNN. Bernie 2020 surrogate and co-host of the Tight Rope Podcast.

nina turner 550 People's Convention

Sen. Nina Turner

National co-chair of the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign. Host of the Hello Somebody Podcast. Former President of Our Revolution. Served Ohio in the state senate and Cleveland in the city council. Former professor of African American history.

Marianne Williamson People's Convention

Marianne Williamson

Author, spiritual leader, activist, Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Has written 13 books and multiple NYT bestsellers. Co-founder of the Peace Alliance.

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Mike Gravel

Former U.S. Senator from Alaska. Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2020 and 2008. Read the Pentagon Papers into the public record. Founder of The National Citizens Initiative for Democracy, for direct democracy in America.

danny glover People's Convention

Danny Glover

Award-winning actor and activist. UNICEF Ambassador. Former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. Recipient of multiple NAACP awards and Emmy nominations. Supporter of many unions, including postal unions. Bernie 2020 surrogate.
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Gov. Jesse Ventura

Former governor of Minnesota and host of The World According to Jesse

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Chris Hedges

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, former foreign correspondent, Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief at the New York Times. Author of several best-selling books, writes for many national publications, and is host of the Emmy Award­–winning RT America show On Contact.

jimmy dore 550 People's Convention

Jimmy Dore

Stand up comedian and Host of The Jimmy Dore Show. A leading U.S. media critic and host of several Comedy Central Specials. Author of the best seller, “Your Country Is Just Not That Into You.”

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Ryan Knight

Activist, Medicare for All advocate, and host of the podcast “Amped Up with Ryan Knight.” Ryan has endorsed 35 down-ballot progressives in 2020 and is a leading national voice for the progressive movement
Amaya Wangeshi 550 People's Convention

Amaya Wangeshi

National student coordinator with Students for a People’s Party. Founder of Beyond Bernie and a founding director of Our Time, Our Revolution’s student organization. Former National High School Director with Bernie 2020.

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Chase Iron Eyes

Co-Founder, Last Real Indians

nick brana 550 People's Convention

Nick Brana

Founder and national coordinator with MPP. The former national political outreach coordinator with Bernie 2016. A founding staffer and former electoral manager with Our Revolution.

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Chris Smalls

Led a nationally-reported walk out from a Staten Island Amazon warehouse after management forced employees to work during a coronavirus outbreak at the warehouse. Founded The Congress of Essential Workers.

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Eleanor Goldfield

Creative activist, singer and writer. Host of the online show, Act Out! Free-lance writer and consultant for creative outreach targeting 18-30 year-olds with projects aimed at killing apathy through art. Founder and lead singer of the political hard rock band, Rooftop Revolutionaries.
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Tim Black

Host of The Tim Black Show

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Eynelys Vinson

Vice Chair of Our Revolution Los Angeles. Candidate for Palmdale City Council and former Special Projects Director for Cenk Uygur’s Congressional Campaign. Proud Cuban-American in California.

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Graham Elwood

Comedian and host of the Political Vigilante

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Ron Placone

Comedian and host of Get Your News On With Ron

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Medea Benjamin

Co-founder of CODEPINK

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Niko House

Host of Mi Casa Es Su Casa

omar fernandez 550 People's Convention

Omar Fernandez

President of the American Postal Workers Union of Vermont, which has endorsed MPP. Executive Council Member of the Vermont AFL-CIO.

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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is National Director of Move to Amend, President of the Board of Directors of Democracy Unlimited, and a Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation.

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Lee Camp

Comedian and host of Redacted Tonight

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Dr. Peter Kalmus

Climate scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory. Author and former Bernie 2020 surrogate. Got his PhD in physics from Columbia University.

Jamarl Thomas People's Convention

Jamarl Thomas

Host of The Progress Soapbox

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Maebe A Girl

Silver Lake Neighborhood Councilwoman. First drag queen elected to public office in the U.S.

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Scott Santens

Editor of Basic Income Today. One of the foremost writers and thinkers on the merits of an unconditional basic income. Written for many publications including the Huffington Post, Politico and the Boston Globe. Appeared on countless TV news shows and podcasts.
jerry perez People's Convention

Jerry Perez

Field Director with Our Revolution Los Angeles and West Coast Regional Coordinator with MPP. Served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans for a People’s Party. Formerly a field director with Justice Democrats.

Hanieh Jodat People's Convention

Hanieh Jodat

National Bernie Delegate. Co-Founder of Muslim Delegates & Allies. Founding member of Women’s March LA. Former fundraising coordinator for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) USA and Australia. Fundraising coordinator for Oxfam America in LA.

Cheng Sim Lim People's Convention

Cheng-Sim Lim

National Bernie Delegate 2020. Film curator, immigrant, and Medicare for All activist. She serves on the Board of Healthcare for All – Los Angeles Chapter, and is a member of Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA) and DSA-LA.

Massey Branscomb People's Convention

Massey Branscomb

Board member of the Humanity First Movement. Basic income activist, entrepreneur, published scientist

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Isiah James

Former candidate for U.S. House in New York’s 9th Congressional District. Housing rights organizer and a criminal justice advocate. Combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Lauren Ashcraft

Lauren Ashcraft is a former grassroots candidate for Congress in NY-12, steering committee member for the Justice For All Coalition, planner of the Women’s March on NYC, advocate for MMT, and a standup comedian.

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Agenda

The People’s Convention will discuss plans to build the largest party in America in the next four years, including building local hubs and state parties, sending representatives to Congress and local office in 2022, and winning the presidency in 2024. We will discuss why we must finish the political revolution in a major new people’s party and how we can do it.

The Convention will feature live speakers, recorded video montages and presentations, and a regional organizing breakout session.

We will broadcast video compilations of hundreds of people across the country sharing why they need a people’s party and how they are organizing to bring it to life.

At the conclusion of the Convention we will hold a historic vote on forming a major new corporate-free political party in America.

Four years from now, at the People’s Convention of 2024, when The People’s Party stands poised to sweep Congress and the White House, we will look back and celebrate this gathering as the moment that our country turned the page on the Second Gilded Age. The moment that we took fate into our own hands. The moment that we gave rise to a new progressive era.

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