Building a People's Congress of Resistance
We are thrilled that such a diverse group of people and organizations, including you, have endorsed the People’s Congress of Resistance this September. Your voice, your politics, and your ideas matter — and we are so looking forward to this unique opportunity for grassroots resisters nationwide to come together, strategize, and develop a common vision!
All endorsers have a special role to play to ensure the success of the People’s Congress of Resistance, and so it can continue growing in these next two months.
The People’s Congress already has hundreds of endorsers. Below are way that every endorser can help the People’s Congress grow as a true representative of the people actively defending their communities and demanding people’s power:
Commit to sending delegates -- make sure your vision is represented. Register here!
Reach out personally to invite FIVE more people’s organizations and individual activists and ask them to extend invitations to their contacts.
Fundraise locally to cover the travel and housing expenses of your delegates, and to send students and people on fixed incomes from your area who otherwise would find it difficult.
Publicize the People’s Congress of Resistance on your website, social media pages and in your email blasts. Add a People’s Congress of Resistance image to your Facebook profile, email blast or website (you can copy the image and code here.)
Organize a volunteer meeting. You can find useful resources in our NEW toolkit like sign up sheets, flyers, and facilitation guides. You can register people at the meeting and take pictures with the “I support the People’s Congress of Resistance because” signs and share them on Facebook and Twitter with #CongressOfResistance. (A promotional video to show at your meetings will be uploaded shortly -- stay tuned.)
- Take and post pictures with a personalized message on the “I support the People’s Congress of Resistance because ...” signs. Share them on Facebook and Twitter publicly with #CongressOfResistance so they can be shared widely!
Distribute the 4-page, bilingual full-color broadsheets in your area. Just email if you’d like a shipment sent to you!
Invite a PCOR organizer to present to your organization in person or via Skype. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.
Let’s mobilize all our communities and demonstrate what a truly representative People’s Congress looks like!