LA
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
Room 3
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY August 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Event Organizer: 
Reading List: 
1. Our Revolution – A Future to Believe In, Bernie Sanders 2. Shattered, Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes 3. My Journey with Bernie – The Revolution Starts with Us, Kacey Carpenter 4. Melissa Michelson’s delegate page, https://www.facebook.com/michelson4berni
Description: 
The political revolution is alive and well within the California Democratic Party, no thanks to corporate, establishment Democrats. The Democratic Party is not progressive, so why do Berniecrats stay in the party and what effect is their work having on the greater progressive movement? You will hear from a former Bernie Sanders delegate who started the first Bernie-Sanders-inspired, chartered Democratic club in LA County, called Feel the Bern Democratic Club, Los Angeles; a progressive candidate that ran for the election for senate seat in California in June 2018; and a progressive Berniecrat who is currently running to represent Assembly District 63 on a pro-SB 562 platform. They will share their perspectives and experiences as progressives in the party and will answer questions from the audience.

Participants

Melissa Michelson has been a community activist and organizer for many years, but her activist awakening came when she heard about Bernie Sanders and became a “Super Volunteer” for the Sanders presidential campaign and later an elected national Sanders delegate and whip for the SoCal delegation... Read more
Maria Estrada is one of the founding members of Compton for Bernie, she is on the board of the Native Women's Unity Association, was a state delegate in the 64th district and is currently a corporate free candidate for State Assembly in the 63rd district. She is a mother, a grandmother and an... Read more
Pat Harris grew up in a middle-class family in a small farming community in Arkansas. His father was an industrial engineer at the local shoe factory and his mother was an eighth-grade history teacher. Pat graduated from the University of Arkansas where he was awarded the J. William Fulbright Award... Read more