Bernie Supporters at People's Summit Vow to Stay the Course to Build a New Movement
Thousands gathered over the weekend in Chicago for “The People’s Summit,” a major conference that brought together activists, community leaders and organizations to discuss what’s next for the progressive movement in the United States. The meeting began one day after Bernie Sanders announced he would not concede to Hillary Clinton. On the opening night, Juan GonzÃ¡lez moderated a panel featuring Naomi Klein, John Nichols, Rosario Dawson and RoseAnn DeMoro of National Nurses United. Juan looked back to 1968 to examine the role activists took in that pivotal election year that saw the election of Richard Nixon. "Our slogan was, ‘Vote with your feet. Vote in the street,’" said GonzÃ¡lez, who was a member of SDS, Students for a Democratic Society. "I’m here to tell you that the slogan was right. The tactic was wrong."
At the People’s Summit in Chicago, Naomi Klein praised Bernie Sanders for reshaping the debate over neoliberalism and so-called free trade agreements. Klein is author of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."
For months, actor Rosario Dawson has been campaigning across the country for Bernie Sanders. She also spoke in Chicago at The People’s Summit on how to build off the momentum generated by Sanders’ campaign.