Momentum is growing for the People's Congress: here's what you can do

Cities across South hold launch meetings next week
Housing information for D.C. now available, new endorsers joining every day


Volunteers spread the word about PCOR at LGBTQ Pride Parades throughout the month of June by carrying banners and handing out flyers. Above: D.C. Pride Parade.


New Jersey volunteers take copies of our four-page, full color, bilingual broadsheet to help spread the word.


Volunteers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have been doing outreach at farmers markets and other busy areas every weekend.


Volunteers work at the Justice Center en El Barrio in East Harlem, NY.

Last night activists in Raleigh, North Carolina, had their first People's Congress of Resistance planning meeting, and recently, organizers in San Antonio, Boise, Portland and Bloomington did the same. Next week there are launch meetings in Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham. There's no doubt that momentum is growing across every region of the country, with caravans now being planned from New Mexico, Florida, Ohio, Georgia and Illinois.

In the D.C. area as well, several local tenant associations and organizations fighting gentrification and redevelopment — including Dahlgreen Courts Tenants Association, Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association and Save McMillan Action Coalition — have come together to endorse and mobilize for the People's Congress of Resistance. Based in the District's working-class Black communities, they are confronting a gentrification scheme led by banks and developers that threatens to remove them from the neighborhoods in which they've lived for generations.

Dozens of additional organizations — from anti-war to Black Lives Matter to Palestinian liberation and faith-based groups — have now endorsed, including Veterans for Peace, the New Abolitionist Movement, and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.

As we are now only two months away, it's time for everyone to start making their plans to be at Howard University, on Sept. 16-17, to take part in this historic event.

  • Registration is now open!
  • For those looking to make housing arrangements, we've reserved blocks of rooms in hotels, hostels and churches in the surrounding areas.
  • Join hundreds of others who have changed their Facebook profile picture to include the People's Congress of Resistance frame — go here and search "pcor"!
  • You can volunteer to spread the word in your area.
  • A critical aspect of bringing the grassroots resisters to Washington is fundraising. A crowd-funding campaign has been launched that everyone can join and promote — it only takes a few minutes.
  • Interested in organizing a meeting or presentation about the People's Congress in your area? Fill out this form and we can send you materials, and have a national organizer give you a call.

The time is now to get involved!