Takeaways from the Our Revolution LA meeting
Okay "Our Revolution LA" held a Zoom meeting this evening at 530pm PT to discuss why they're quitting the Democrats and joining a campaign to create the People's Party.
Much of the meeting had to do with the incredibly pitiful results Our Revolution and Bernie Sanders have gotten when compared with the strength of Bernie rallies, and the extraordinary efforts made by the DNC at co-opting Bernie's movement while denying all of its aims.
The presenters claimed they had a plan for taking this proposed move to a different party nationwide. One question I asked, which they didn't answer, was: what about all the NGOs which are tied in with the Democratic Party. What plan is there for getting the Democratic Party out of their business?
The schedule for the movement was that they were going to try to attempt some sort of founding convention in 2021. They didn't say when in 2021.
They had no specific advice for what to do about this year's election. One of the speakers said, "vote your conscience."
In the chat section of the Zoom meeting they suggested three websites. The first was a meeting sign up website. The second was a volunteer website for the People's Party. The last was a DemExit website.
They're going to have to have a lot more meetings if they want to attract a significant following. Does DSA/NYC know about this stuff?
They plan to have the party run more or less the Bernie agenda. All I can say from my perspective is that doing nothing seems pointless. 90+% of you will be condemned to an eternity of voting for lesser-evil Democrats while the Republicans drag the country back into the Dark Ages. The alternative is doing stuff like this.
I like the idea of sticking with the Bernie agenda, though I think the most valuable parts of the Bernie agenda are Medicare for All and College for All. I can explain my reasoning in the chat section if there's a request for it. The rest of it needs to drift leftward until it becomes socialism by the dictionary definition, as opposed to socialism by Bernie's definition.
I'm going to let "Linda Richman" aka Mike Myers have the last word here: