More than 900 district and local lodge presidents and organizing chairpersons from the U.S. and Canada descended on Chicago October 3rd to take part in a three-day organizing summit.
Designed to create battle plans for hundreds of organizing campaigns, the summit will use a computer hookup to allow delegates to simultaneously examine opportunities and obstacles encountered in past campaigns.
“Until now, our cumulative experience could not be tapped in real time,” explained IP Tom Buffenbarger.
“This technology will allow the brightest minds in our organization to electronically swarm over problems and give everyone the benefit of the debate. We are determined to find solutions to the political and logistical challenges that have stymied organizing drives in the past.”