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Rock the Congress!

  • Berkeley City College 2050 Center Street Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

Join ISF and many other progressive organizers at Rock the Congress this year in Berkeley! RSVP here.

This is a conference for progressive community advocates and organizers presented by a coalition of organizations and civic engagement groups, with partners in local unions, GOTV alliances, and grassroots activists. Our focus: strategies and tactics to hold the House, take back the Senate and White House, and nourish a culture of active citizenry that heals and sustains our democracy over time.


  • Reinforce progressive activism grounded in the strength of diversity and the power of unity

  • Engage new activists and recharge seasoned activists and leaders with an array of local and national opportunities to broaden the progressive movement’s impact in 2020


  • Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive breakouts featuring national and local leaders in electoral and issue-based advocacy

  • Panelists and presenters from diverse organizations include the following leaders, and many more:

    • Aimee Allison, Founder and President of She the People

    • Kathryn Durham-Hammer, President, Diablo Valley Democratic Club and Lead, Indivisible ReSisters Walnut Creek

    • Tamisha Walker, Executive Director, Safe Return Project

    • Marilyn Lucey, Founder, Together We Will Contra Costa and AD 16 Delegate

    • Victor Tiglao, Lead, March for our Lives East Bay

    • Demnlus Johnson, Councilmember, City of Richmond, CA

    • Shawn Kumagai, City Council Member, City of Dublin

    • Donald Lathbury, Communications Director and Strategist, Flip the West

    • Mallory Long, Training Director, All On The Line

    • Colleen McCarthy, Northern California Regional Field Director, Swing Left

    • Shawna McKnight, Public Affairs Officer, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

    • Raquel Ortega, Organizer, ACLU of Northern California

    • Jennifer Webber, ACLU of Northern California

    • Layla Ravazi, California Immigration Policy Center

    • Ali Saidi, Stand Together Contra Costa

  • Interactive breakouts include the following, and more:

    • Under 30, Leading Change

    • Adventures in Building and Sustaining Grassroots Groups

    • Border Crisis, Immigration Policy, and the 2020 Elections

    • Census 2020: Everyone Counts

    • Centering Community Care in Social and Racial Justice Advocacy

    • Exploring the Relationship between Grassroots Activism and the Democratic Party

    • Keeping Central Valley Blue

    • Out-of-State Electoral Strategies

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. If the ticket fee represents a hardship for you, please submit a request for sponsorship here.

If you can't attend, but would like to donate to support a scholarship, you can make a donation online here

Earlier Event: September 1
Indivisible SF General Meeting