Although social distancing due to COVID-19 is drastically interrupting our standard organizing practices, we must find ways to make the most of technology and what contact we can have with one another via video conferencing and phone calls so that we can build working class power to fight against a repeat of the corporate bailouts of 2008 and demand real solutions to the struggles facing the working class during these difficult times.
Structured organizing conversations, while usually done in person, are a key skill that every organizer must learn and continue to practice in order to effectively build capacity in our work and teach others to find their own power and use it in shared struggle for change. While many of us are staying home for our own safety and are unable to meet in person, we are seeing that the ruling class is using their power to protect Wall Street while millions live in insecurity due to the effects of coronavirus and capitalism. The working class must continue to organize and use our power as well.
This training will be useful as we demand Medicare for All, Medical and Student Debt forgiveness, cessation of evictions, an end to cash bail, and more. We will need all hands on deck, and this training will help us to effectively talk with others about standing up to the ruling class and demanding that everyone’s needs are met, not just those of the wealthy.