Rock the Congress: Uniting Progressives to Win in 2018
Rock the Congress: San Francisco & Peninsula is a one-day conference that will provide leading Bay Area activists with the training and skills they need to build and cultivate a strong, lasting coalition of Progressive organizations dedicated to winning elections and regain Democratic control in state and Congressional races.
With the tenets of our Constitution in crisis, it is even more urgent that we regain power in Congress so that we can more effectively defeat Trump and his Republican enablers. By building coalitions between progressive groups, growing political capital through these coalitions to ensure longevity, and providing leaders with tools they can bring back to their communities, we can — and we will — take win elections to achieve our vision of a more progressive America.
The day-long conference has four main components:
- Plenary speakers State Controller Betty Yee, Dan Pfeiffer co-host of Pod Save America, and U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15).
- Small breakout training sessions taught by leading activists on topics such as direct action, technology, and messaging
- Structured time for groups and activists to work collaboratively to create an operational, inter-organizational plan for the 2018 midterm elections
- Networking with other Bay Area organizers
To guarantee your spot, please register and purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Pricing is on a sliding scale from $25 to $100 and will be used to cover event costs. We are a 100% volunteer-led event, and any unspent funds will be rolled over to future Rock the Congress events this spring. If you cannot afford $25, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship options. We don’t want to turn anyone away for lack of funds.
7:30-8:30am — Check-in, coffee and networking
8:30am – 6pm — Keynotes, networking lunch, and breakout sessions
6-8pm — Afterparty
Public transit: Balboa High School is under a 10-minute walk from the Balboa Park BART Station. It’s also accessible by the J Muni line and 8, 14, 43, and 54 buses.
Will there be Rock the Congress conferences in other locations?
Yes. We are planning a few more events in the first half of this year, with East Bay, Napa Valley, and the 11th Congressional district as possible locations.
Will there be food?
Yes. Your registration covers a full boxed lunch along with coffee and snacks. We will also have food, beer, and wine at the afterparty. You’ll receive an email about dietary restrictions before the conference.
If I’m interested in tabling or sponsorship who do I reach out to?
Please email email@example.com for tabling and sponsorship options.”
If I need I student scholarship who do I reach out to?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, school, and student organization if applicable.”