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Memphis People’s Convention
June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us and let your voice be heard!
(Donations can be made at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fiveonit#)
What is the People’s Convention?
A grassroots political convention aimed at centering the voices of a broad range of Memphis citizens. The Convention is designed to emphasize true democratic practice by allowing the voice of the people to lead the creation of a People’s Agenda and to select candidates for elected office that support the agenda and who will commit to implementing the agenda in both policy and practice.
In turn, the attendees of The People’s Convention will be committed to working towards the election of the consensus candidates in the October election as well as ensuring those elected to office are held accountable for the enactment of the People’s Agenda.
Who should attend the People’s Convention 2019?
Any and all people who want to see Memphis and Its citizens, grow and thrive. This convention is not politics as usual, it is a space for the will of a broad spectrum of citizens to find common ground and create an agenda that is a reflection of that common ground and select candidates committed to the agenda.
Why the People’s Convention 2019?
Government at all levels should be representative of the people they serve and for many years, this has not been the reality of politics in Memphis. The People’s Convention aims to create a model of participatory democracy where the demands of people in Memphis will influence who is elected, and the laws, policies and ordinances they will enact. We cannot do this without people. To truly create a “People’s Agenda” We need the People of Memphis to participate in the process.
- June 8, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Paradise Entertainment Center
645 E. Georgia Ave
Memphis, TN 38126 United States