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Sunday, July 29 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Electoral Strategies and Municipalism in the US

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In the context of the recent electoral surge and spectacular growth of left and progressive political forces in the US (Bernie, DSA, WFP, among others), how does Municipalism as a political framework of practices resonate with the current growth of left and progressive organizations? What role can it play in municipal politics vis a vis national politics? How do left and progressive organizations understand the municipal level in terms of their own growth and strategy?

  • Becca Rast, she/her, Twitter: @beccarast
  • Maria Svart, she/her, Twitter: @DemSocialists
  • Ava Benezra, she/her, Twitter: @avabenezra
  • Luis Gallardo, he/him. Facebook: LuisGallardoPR

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Vicente Rubio-Pueyo

Nociones Comunes NYC | Common Notions NYC
I teach as an adjunct instructor at Fordham University. As a researcher, I'm currently working on a book on political cultures, State and movements in Contemporary Spain, from the 70's Transition to the post-15M present context.A Spaniard living in the US for more than 10 years now... Read More →

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Ava Benezra

WFP, Campaign Manager, Working Families for Cynthia Nixon + Jumaane Williams

Luis Gallardo

Luis Gallardo-Rivera is a community activist and former two term city council member for the Municipality of Aguas Buenas. As a public official, Gallardo pushed for increased citizen participation, popular democracy and anti-displacement protections, leading him to run for State Representative... Read More →
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Becca Rast

Campaign Manager, Jess King for Congress
Becca Rast is from Lancaster PA, where she grew up and currently lives. She started organizing as a 16 year old against the war in Iraq, and has never stopped organizing. She has organizing roots in labor, immigrant, and climate justice movements. In the wake of the 2016 election... Read More →
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Maria Svart

National Director, Democratic Socialist of America
Maria L. Svart was appointed by the National Political Committee of Democratic Socialists of America to be DSA's next National Director in June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004. She first joined as a member of the University of Chicago Young Democratic Socialists... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:50pm
4th Floor Conference Room 20 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA

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