Over 30 residents of Bloomington-Normal, representing diverse progressive groups, gathered on Sunday to share activist work and build community networks. Titled “Come Together for Democracy,” the meeting was the second in a series of local gatherings. The first session, which took place on June 1st, brought together over 45 people.
Immediately after the presentations, participants spoke in small groups on how to address important political issues. Attendees had the opportunity to speak at a table on two issues, choosing among the wars in the Mideast and Africa, labor rights, immigrant rights, the health care crisis, labor rights, education, and environmental sustainability.
In total, over 10 organizations were represented at the gathering, with the majority having informational booths with which they interacted with participants.