For Immediate Release


Mike Hersh, Communications Director:

Donna Smith, Executive Director

Democrats and Greens to Discuss Joint Strategy

organizations have collaborated to organize a “progressive strategy
dialogue” at the United States Social Forum in Detroit, Michigan. The
dialogue will be one of 50 People’s Movement Assemblies during the USSF.
It will take place on Thursday afternoon, June 24th, from 1 to 5:30 pm
in Cobo Hall, room W2-67.

Initiated by the Independent Progressive
Politics Network, which has organized similar dialogues a number of
times over the past decade, the co-sponsors are Progressive Democrats of
America, the Green Party of the United States, League of
Revolutionaries for a New America and the Program on Corporations, Law
and Democracy.

Three major issues will be addressed:

-what can be done to stimulate independent,
grassroots activism around key issues like unemployment, the housing
crisis, racial justice, the climate crisis, corporate control of
elections, immigrant rights, war and empire and universal health care;

-an assessment of the strengths and
weaknesses of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party as far as the
building of a popular progressive movement; and,


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-how to develop a “united progressives”
network that brings together progressive Democrats, Greens and other
third party activists, and labor, community and issue-based organizers
into an on-going, independent, progressive alternative to our
corporate-dominated political system.

Among those participating in this dialogue:

-Tim Carpenter, executive director,
Progressive Democrats of America
-David Cobb, leader of the Program on
Corporations, Law and Democracy, Green Party 2004 Presidential candidate
-Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party of
the United States
-Ted Glick, co-founder of the Climate Crisis
-Kevin Gray, South Carolina community organizer
and author
-Logan Martinez, leader of National Jobs for All
-Brent McMillan, executive director, Green Party
of the United States
-Sandra Rivers, education activist, former
Harlem, N.Y. school board member
-Jerome Scott, leader of the League of
Revolutionaries for a New America
-Laura Wells, Green Party of California
gubernatorial candidate

All USSF attendees are welcome to take part
in this dialogue.


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