LCIP National Conference 2024: Breaking the Grip of the Two-Party System

Hi everyone,

LCIP (Labor and Community for an Independent Party) is holding its National Conference this Sunday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. It is online only.

You can register for the event here.

We have worked with LCIP briefly before. They invited us to respond to the OCRFI Letter previously. Our response was the first two pages here. Some of our Members met Desiree Rojas at a Luis Magana event last year. But this is not something we have voted on so I’m leaving it in the General category.

Conference Panels:

(1) The Deepening Capitalist Crisis and Moving Forward to Independent Working-Class Political Action
Panelists

  • Gary Votour, South Carolina Workers Party
  • Desiree Rojas, President, Sacramento Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
  • Jonathan Martin, Progressive Party Builders

(2) Black Liberation and the Fight for Independent Black Working-Class Politics
Panelists:

  • Khalid Raheem, Chairman, New Afrikan Independence Party (NAIP)
  • Petros Bien, Ujima People’s Progress Party (UPP)
  • Lisa Knox, Immigrant Rights attorney, activist and organizer

(3) Voices for Palestinian Self-Determination: End the genocide in Gaza
Panelists:

  • Member, Palestinian Youth Movement
  • Mya Shone, LCIP Advisory Committee and Coordinator of the 1988 End All Aid to Apartheid Israel, For a Democratic Secular Palestine appeal
  • Omar Altamimi, CAIR Sacramento
  • Monadel Herzallah, Arab American Trade Union Council; Plaintiff in a lawsuit charging Biden and his administration with Genocide

(4) The War at Home: Arms budget soars as U.S. working-class suffers
Panelists

  • E.J. Esperanza, Immigrant rights activist and organizer
  • Sandy Eaton, Steering Committee, Labor Fightback Network
  • Millie Phillips, LCIP Continuations Committee

Closing Presentation: Alan Benjamin, LCIP Continuations Committee