Our May 7th teach-in on “The Sanders Campaign & Beyond” brought a standing room only crowd to the Midwest offices of National Nurses United. The event was co-sponsored by Alliance for Community Services, Chicago DSA, National Nurses United, Illinois Progressive Democrats of America, and The People’s Lobby. Our target audience was not so much the usual suspects, though they came and were about half the audience, but supporters of the Sanders campaign who, regardless of past activism, were not necessarily in touch with organized socialism. That was the other half of the audience. The demographics of this group also reflected the Sanders campaign: younger and white and more male than female, though various minorities were represented.
In a lot of ways, you can regard the event as a local dress rehearsal for the upcoming People’s Summit in Chicago. As such, it was highly encouraging.