2019 Socialist Convention

The 2019 Socialist Convention was held at the Atlanta Peachtree Westin Conference Center. Room rates at the Westin run up to $300 a night.

The convention included a fundraiser.

Selected videos of action at the convention are here and here.

According to the AJC, the socialists plan to step it up in 2020.

Throughout the four-day democratic socialists gala that gathered at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, organizers promised a more musical approach to politics in 2020, emboldened by victories last year by two DSA members: U.S. Reps. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

According to Jacobin, the 2017 convention included much discussion of advancing a campaign for Medicare for All.

The socialists pledged that if Bernie Sanders is not the candidate, they will not endorse a democrat presidential candidate.

They discussed an approach to environmental issues that they described as anti capitalist.

They pushed for open borders, abortion access and the decriminalization of prostitution.

A keynote dignitary at the convention was Khalid Kamau, an Atlanta City Council member who complains a lot about his pay.

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