People's Summit 2022
In June, the Biden Administration, alongside LA Mayor Garcetti and CA Governor Gavin Newson will use the 9th Summit of the Americas to showcase Los Angeles as the example of “economic prosperity, security, human rights, and dignity.”
Prosperity for who?
LA has some of the starkest income inequality in the nation with billionaires living just within blocks from homeless encampments amidst the rising housing crisis. Working people in LA and across the country know that the U.S. gov’t has absolutely failed us, especially during a pandemic where we saw workers' lives sacrificed for the sake of profits.
But it doesn’t need to be that way.
We, unionists, activists, grassroots organizations and progressive people of Los Angeles and of the Americas are calling for a People’s Summit. We call on the people of the U.S. to be bold in our belief that another future is possible, and to fight for it together.
On June 8th, 9th and 10th we will gather to demand solutions to the problems plaguing our communities as we gather to counter the 9th Summit of the Americas. We will be hosting three days of mobilizations, workshops, panels, and cultural performances concurrent with the Summit of the Americas to create a space and opportunity to discuss these dire needs of our communities.