ORMA General Assembly: May 30

The ORMA General Assembly, the meeting in which ORMA members set priorities for the rest of this year, takes place Saturday, May 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

It will be a Zoom meeting. We expect hundreds of members to participate. We also expect thousands to watch the recorded proceedings. There will be opportunities for every voice to be heard in small-group breakout sessions where we will share our ideas and proposals for political action in the coming months and establish what priorities should guide our work through to the November election and beyond. Please share with us in advance of the GA what you think ORMA priorities for the coming months should be, and then REGISTER HERE.

In these times, where the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how fragile our economy is for millions, and the need for, and popularity of, Medicare for All is so manifest, how do we contribute to building a “Recovery for All”? And with critical elections taking place this fall, how does ORMA organize for the presidential and down-ballot elections, and best contribute to building progressive power and defeating Donald Trump? We will exchange best practices to advocate for legislative and administrative support to assist the people most affected by COVID-19 and for all those oppressed by our unfair economic and social realities.

The growth of OR and of our progressive allies within the Massachusetts and national Democratic Party, as well as victories of independent candidates supported by OR affiliates, will be documented and celebrated. And we expect our first endorsed candidates of the 2020 campaign cycle to address attendees.

Remember, the Democratic Party doesn’t begin and end with Joe Biden. It includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ro Khanna, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Rashida Talib, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal. And in Massachusetts we have Nika Elugardo, Michael Connolly, Jamie Eldridge, Lindsay Sabadosa, and many more elected progressive leaders, and new leaders coming up through our ranks. These popular elected leaders won their elections because you and people like you worked for their victories!

We engage in our electoral work in 2020 fortified with the certain knowledge that a resounding defeat of the GOP will enable environmental, human rights, foreign relations, and economic policies to be revised and improved.

Plan to join your political sisters and brothers from 10:00 to 1:00 on Saturday, May 30. There will be small-group breakout sessions for discussion, and breaks so you can recharge. (You’ll have to provide your own cookies, however.)

Help shape the future of ORMA, of our nation, and of our small blue planet!

Sign up here to participate in the General Assembly next Saturday (by Zoom).

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