The top 5 reasons you should be @ CCI's Convention Saturday, July 18:
#1 Connect and reconnect. Experience what it feels like to be a part of something. The number one thing members will tell you they like most about the CCI convention is meeting up with members from across the state and learning about each other's issues. Meet up with old friends and make new ones while reconnecting to what's important - standing together for action.
#2 Speak truth to power. CCI members don't just stand by and let things happen. They put pressure where it needs to be put. That is why we have invited legislative leaders and other decision-makers to our workshops and a plenary session. And...if they don't show up to meet with us, in true direct-action organizing fashion, we just might have to take the meeting to them. Be there to hold these decision makers accountable and stand with hundreds of others as we demand that everyday people be put first.
#3 Great lineup of guest speakers and workshop presenters. We've tapped our strategic, national allies in our fight to put people before polluters, profits and politics. Lunch keynote speaker Deepak Bhargava, from the Center for Community Change (www.communitychange.org), has years of Organizing to Win! experience. He'll talk about the opportunity we have to stand up for the common good and set the political agenda -- local, state, and national -- that impacts our lives.
Other guests include top staff from:
Food & Water Watch - the folks that brought you www.factoryfarmmap.org, the Global Grocerand more fascinating resources, reports and victories.
Public Campaign - leaders in the fight for clean election reform at the state and national levels. Visitwww.publiccampaign.org to read their reports and watch Law & Order actor Sam Waterston defend Clean Elections on national TV.
National People's Action - who helps groups like CCI build power to win locally and nationally. NPA's organizing was recently featured in an article in The Nation.
#4 You like pie. In addition to lunch made with family farm and locally produced foods and dessert provided by Chocolaterie Stam (yum!) -- we'll have a homemade pie silent auction. Let the bidding wars begin! (If you'd like to make and donate a pie, please contact Katie at 515-255-0800 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
#5 High energy, fun! From meeting other members to taking action with hundreds of others to the victory stories to the workshops, you'll be inspired and cheering from your chairs.
I hope you'll join us and feel the power that is the CCI convention.
Saturday, July 18 9am- 4:30pm
Hotel Fort Des Moines in downtown Des Moines
You can't beat the price -- only $45 per person includes the full convention, lunch made with family farm and local foods, the keynote address, strategy workshops and more.
* Save $10 if you say "CCI is awesome" in the reason you heard about the convention!
To register, follow this link to sign up online.
Please register for the convention today, bring your friends and neighbors, and help us stand up, stand together and Organize to Win!