New Organizing For a New America: How to make electoral organizing count for long-term base building

November 15, 2012
12 - 1:30pm
USC Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Room 240

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
  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291