While the 2008 presidential election saw an unprecedented integration of community organizing and get-out-the-vote efforts, long-term movement building goals were never quite met. During the 2012 election cycle, community organizers were deliberate about using November 6th as one of many efforts in building a stronger, national movement — one that is more grassroots than any campaign could dream to be. This panel brought together movement builders from Florida – one of the most politically challenging and electorally important states – to California – our home state – who discussed what it takes to mobilize a base, engage new voters, protect against voter suppression, and organize for long-term change.
Event speakers include:
- María Blanco, California Community Foundation
- Donita Judge, Advancement Project
- Gihan Perera, Florida New Majority
- Anthony Thigpenn, California Calls