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The People’s Convention 2020

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The People’s Convention was a Smashing Success!

More than 400,000 people tuned in to the People’s Convention on August 30. A stellar line-up of speakers delivered a message of hope and determination, urging us onward toward our goal of building a new party free of corporate influence and power. A montage of video messages recorded by people from all walks of life, from all around the country, all telling their story, rounded out the convention message: “We need a People’s Party.”

During the coming year our members will draft a platform and decide on an official name for our party. Our organizing teams are already hard at work building local hubs, establishing a presence, and gaining ballot access. In 2021 we will be hosting our founding convention to establish the party, ready to run candidates in the 2022 midterms. In 2024 America will finally have the opportunity to elect a President who will serve the People.

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Convention Speeches

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

nina turner 550 - 4

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. 

Marianne Williamson - 5

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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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.

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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 - 9

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.”

ryan night 550 - 10

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
nick brana 550 - 11

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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Tim Black

Host of The Tim Black Show

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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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Chase Iron Eyes

Co-Founder, Last Real Indians

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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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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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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

Amaya Wangeshi 550 - 18

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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Graham Elwood

Comedian and host of the Political Vigilante

ron placone - 20

Ron Placone

Comedian and host of Get Your News On With Ron

Medea Benjamin - 21

Medea Benjamin

Co-founder of CODEPINK

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Lee Camp

Comedian and host of Redacted Tonight

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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

Kaitlin Sopoci Belknap - 24

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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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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Niko House

Host of Mi Casa Es Su Casa

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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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Maebe A Girl

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

Jamarl Thomas - 29

Jamarl Thomas

Host of The Progress Soapbox

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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.

Hanieh Jodat - 31

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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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.

Cheng Sim Lim - 33

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