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Tue, Sep 04, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Progressive Central - Code Pink

Join Medea Benjamin, John Nichols (Nation Magazine), leading Guided Conversations, featuring: Congress members John Conyers, Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, Jim McGovern, and Alan Grayson, and other guest speakers. Plus Lunch and Reception honoring the heroes of the Single-Payer Movement. Tuesday, September 4th, 8 am to 5 pm--3 miles from the Democratic National Convention.

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Event Location

Community Outreach Christian Ministries
1800 Brewton Drive
Charlotte, NC 


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Special Guests

John Nichols Rep. John Conyers Andrea Miller Rep. Keith Ellison Rep. Jim McGovern
Rep. Alan Grayson Medea Benjamin Rep. Raul Grijalva David Cobb Dr. Quentin Young
Rob Zerban Jim Hightower Emma's Revolution Tim Carpenter Elaine Harris

We will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 4th, as we come together at the time of the Democratic National Convention to plan a more progressive future. We hope you can join us at a one-day forum, hosted by our friends at Community Outreach Christian Ministries, a committed community organization--only 3 miles from the convention site.

We will build the “inside/outside” movement for Medicare for All, protect Social Security, end U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, stop any war with Iran before it starts, enact a “Robin Hood Tax” on the Wall Street casino, fight back against out-of-control corporate power, roll back Citizens United, and save our atmosphere from global warming. We are gathering for continued, serious organizing to elect and re-elect progressive members to Congress in 2012 and beyond

Forum Topics

  • We the People: Not we the Corporations - End Corporate Rule - Guided Conversation
  • Organizing the Peace and Justice movement inside and outside the Democratic Party
  • Building Bridges: Cooperation between Organized Labor and Progressive Democrats
  • The Fight Ahead: The New Challenges and Opportunities for Progressive Democrats
  • Open Conversation with the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC)
  • Expanded improved Medicare for All - Robin Hood Tax - No Strike on Iran - Green Jobs
  • Lunch and Reception Honoring the Leaders of the Single Payer Movement:
    Rep. John Conyers and Dr. Quentin Young

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Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and our country. We seek to build a party and government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites-with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests. As a grassroots PAC operating inside the Democratic Party, and outside in movements for peace and justice, PDA played a key role in the stunning electoral victories of November 2006 and 2008. Our inside/outside strategy is guided by the belief that a lasting majority will require a revitalized Democratic Party built on firm progressive principles.

For over two decades, the party declined as its leadership listened more to the voices of corporations than those of Americans. PDA strives to rebuild the Democratic Party from the bottom up-from every congressional district to statewide party structures to the corridors of power in Washington, where we work arm in arm with the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In just a couple of years PDA and its allies have shaken up the political status-quo on issues from ending the Iraq war, voter rights, protecting Social Security, a full employment economy, national healthcare and economic justice.

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