Conference Conveners

Thank you to the following organizations for convening conferences at the 2013 Democracy Convention:

Alliance for Democracy

The mission of the Alliance for Democracy is to free all people from corporate domination of politics, economics, the environment, culture and information; to establish true democracy; and to create a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy. The Alliance is a chapter-based organization that brings people together to build a progressive populist movement to end the corporate domination of our economy, our government, our culture, our media and the environment. It is time to end corporate rule.

CODEPINK: Women for Peace

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. Won't you join us?

Green Action USA

Green Action USA is a new civic organization dedicated to achieving an ecological, just, democratic, and peaceful society. Green Action USA supports a Green New Deal for America, a comprehensive program to end unemployment and debt in America by transitioning to a new green economy, a new financial system, and a new democracy.

It's Our Economy

It’s Our Economy seeks to educate, organize and mobilize Americans to shift the power from concentrated capital to the people. We work to create an economy that is democratized, where people have greater control over their economic lives and greater influence over the direction of the economy. A critical ingredient for creating a real democracy where the people’s voices are heard requires creating a democratized economy in which people have more influence, crony capitalism that created the wealth divide is ended and the necessities of Americans are met.  We seek to empower Americans to organize an uncompromising independent movement that takes power from the economic elites and redistributes it to the people.

Liberty Tree Foundation

The Democracy Convention is a project of Liberty Tree. Liberty Tree is uniquely committed to building a new democracy movement for the U.S.A.. We provide vital support to grassroots campaigns for democratic reform in many areas of American life, and bring those campaigns together to form a united movement for democracy.

Move to Amend

Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

We are calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.

National Election Integrity Coalition

The National Election Integrity Coalition (NEIC) is a non-partisan movement-building network for thousands of grassroots activists and organizations working to counter the privatization and concealment of our public democratic elections.  The NEIC brings together our most experienced and knowledgeable activists to help educate, train, coordinate, and strategize with the growing Election Integrity community.  We work to build networks and coalitions with the broader American and International movements for democracy, transparency, and government accountability.

Participatory Budgeting Project

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit organization that helps communities decide how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada.

Our mission is to empower community members to make informed, democratic, and fair decisions about public spending and revenue. We pursue this goal by working with governments and organizations to develop participatory budgeting processes, in which local people directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through advancing economic human rights as named in the universal declaration of human rights- such as the rights to food, housing, health, education, communication and a living wage job

Public Banking Institute

The Public Banking Institute (PBI) is a non-partisan think-tank, research and advisory organization dedicated to exploring and disseminating information on the potential utility of publicly-owned banks, and to facilitate their implementation. PBI was formed in 2011 as an educational non-profit organization by a group of citizens including past and present community and civic leaders, businesspeople, educators, political economists, writers, and banking and other professionals. The group shares a concern over the destabilizing actions of a private banking industry that, through its corporate business model, has precipitated the economic imbalances now witnessed across the US economy.

Veterans for Peace

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. We inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. Our network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is a homegrown network of citizens fighting government corruption and working for fair elections, judicial integrity, media democracy, and open and transparent government. The Democracy Campaign pursues these objectives through research, citizen education, community outreach, coalition building and direct advocacy. WDC was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit, independent coalition of individuals and groups responding to the growing dominance of special interest money in the campaigns of state lawmakers.

Workers Independent News

Workers Independent News (WIN) is focused on the issues and concerns of working people. As a news service, WIN is devoted to bringing the voices of workers, their families, communities and organizations to the widest public possible, using all means of electronic media. WIN packages news for distribution to radio stations, Internet radio, websites, for podcast and print publication.

WORT 89.9FM

89.9 FM/HD Listener-Sponsored, Volunteer Powered Community Radio! Noncommercial radio & webcast emanating from Madison to South Central Wisconsin via broadcast, & available worldwide through online streaming and archives. We provide an outlet for communication, education, free expression, entertainment, training and access for the purpose of sharing musical and cultural experiences.

ABOUT THE CONVENTION

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