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.
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.