Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
The Unites States is in the midst of a historic shift to independent politics. In the past fifteen years, tens of millions of Americans have left the Democratic and Republican parties and become independents. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now calling for a major new party, and just as many are saying they won't vote in the midterm elections because the establishment parties are so corrupt. In a country that is overwhelmingly progressive on the issues, low turnout in the absence of a major party for working people is empowering Trump and the far right. How can the left rise to meet the challenge, build independent power, and give working people the major new party that they are calling for?