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Mainers on People's Caravan to DNC

Community organizers from Maine and the nation are participating in the People's Caravan. They traveled by bus from the site of the RNC to the DNC to deliver a message.(Grassroots Global Justice)
Community organizers from Maine and the nation are participating in the People's Caravan. They traveled by bus from the site of the RNC to the DNC to deliver a message.(Grassroots Global Justice)
July 25, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine – Grassroots organizers from Maine and the nation are delivering a pledge of resistance to the Democratic National Convention.

They're calling it the "It Takes Roots to Change the System: The People’s Caravan" and they have traveled by bus from the site of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

One of those on the bus is Drew Christopher Joy, who runs the Southern Maine Workers’ Center, and says the caravan wants to call attention to the need for action on key issues.

"Working on real solutions for housing, health care, immigration, climate justice, but recognizing that the solutions are in our own communities, so neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have the answers," he states.

The caravan is organized by the Grassroots Global Alliance. Caravan members joined a march in Philadelphia on Sunday calling for action on climate change.

The DNC is set to formalize the party platform today.

Timmy Lu, state organizing director for the Asian Pacific Environmental Network. He says the caravan is using art and other visual displays to support voter turnout and political actions at both party conventions.

"This election isn't just about selecting one candidate or another, but really about building the infrastructure that we need over the long term to win on key issues that our communities care about like the environment, immigration and racial justice," Lu stresses.

There are 50 Latino, black, Asian, Muslim and working-class white organizers in the caravan, as well as two representatives from Honduras, including the daughter of slain environmental leader Berta Caceres.



Mike Clifford, Public News Service - ME