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      *** Please, forward to your friends and co-workers, other lists and forums***

       

      Public Meeting: Matt Gonzalez and the Perspectives to build a new progressive left movement in San Francisco

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      Frontlines newspaper, the Progressive Left and Mission District Greens invite you to a Meeting to discuss and organize the New Progressive Movement in San Francisco .

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      Speaker: Carlos Petroni, Editor of Frontlines

       

      Followed by discussion and concrete proposals

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      Why and how Matt Gonzalez made it to the runoff? Where the Left goes from here?

       

      Analysis of the Results of the November 4th Mayoral Elections and the Perspectives to build the left.

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      Saturday, November 8

      6:30 PM

      2919 Mission Street

      (Conference Room, Instituto Familiar de La Raza)

      Mission District

      For More Information: (415) 452-9992

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      Let’s discuss the results of the first round of the San Francisco Mayoral Election and the fantastic results for Matt Gonzalez, the Green candidate of the broad Left.

       

      How can the new emerging progressive and left movement remain organized and active?

       

      Many of us are working hard on the Matt Gonzalez campaign for Mayor and already talked to thousands of activists and community members, labor activists and young students who got energized and interes ted in politics, many for the first time.

       

      We are planning to continue this campaign and fight to get Matt Gonzalez elec ted in December by defeating the center-right, anti-poor, representative of Downtown big businesses and Democratic Party machine’s candidate Gavin Newsom.

       

      It is high time we keep that energy and interest in politics running, that we nurture new activists to participate in community, labor and electoral struggles on the side of progressive and left politics.

       

      We need to maintain contact, discuss a common platform, with ideas, an organization and goals that could keep us uni ted and working towards the next electoral and activist challenges.

       

      Come to discuss the first steps to create a local  movement or coalition of progressive and left forces, Greens and immigrant rights, labor and community activists which will continue supporting progressive and independent candidates, put out regular publications and forge an independent progressive movement to last beyond the local elections.

       

      Come to discuss how to best support Matt in the runoff and start a dialogue for the upcoming District Elections for Supervisors and School and College Boards. Our goals are to start a process of unity and d eve lopment of common resources so we don’t have to start all over eve ry time an election comes up.

       

      We would like also to discuss a process through which progressive candidates for office can be selec ted democratically and suppor ted collectively.

       

      A movement completely independent from both the Democrats and the local political machine and to build new electoral alternatives such as the Green Party.

       

      A movement that would select and elect the candidates democratically, not wait until someone decides to run for office to get organized. We are not about personalities but about movement building.

       

      A movement with its own media, resource center, connections to build coalitions.

       

       A movement that will follow local politics attentively and forge coalitions on labor, community and legislative actions as well as state and national issues with significant impact for San Franciscans.

       

       A  movement to forge alliances between Greens, independents, socialists, community and labor activists and fundamentally, among workers, people of color, immigrants and youth.

       

      The idea is to create a local progressive movement with a lasting impact and become active participants not just passive supporters.

       

      If you agree with these goals, come a meet others and let’s start building the new progressive movement.

       

      Saturday, November 8

      6:30 PM

      2919 Mission Street

      (Conference Room, Instituto Familiar de La Raza)

      Mission District

      For More Information: (415) 452-9992

       

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