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DSA in Conversation with UNITE HERE and New Haven Rising

  • YWCA Brooklyn 30 3rd Avenue New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

In the past ten years, UNITE HERE and New Haven Rising have built one of the most successful progressive electoral operations in the country, taking New Haven back from the establishment Democratic machine through shop floor organizing and electoral work. Come to this panel discussion to learn what they've accomplished, how they've done it, and what lessons DSA can learn from their experience. This will be an opportunity to learn about the relationship between electoral politics, organized labor and the left. 

Panelists will include:

Mark Firla, former UNITE HERE organizer 2001-2013, member Local 34.
Laurie Kennington, president of UNITE HERE Local 34
Jess Corbett, New Haven Rising Member, Local 34
Barbara Vereen, Local 34 lead organizer,
Jamie Myers-McPhail, New Haven Rising organizer
Kanita Mote, New Haven Rising member/organizer

Earlier Event: November 18
NYC-DSA Campaign Training
Later Event: November 19
NYHA Canvassing Week 3