Sept. 17 - WCC Annual Conference

We Believe in People

WCC’s 2016 Annual Conference
Saturday, September 17
Montrose Pavilion (map)

Click here to register. Cost is $25 per person; scholarships available.

Mark your calendar now for this year’s WCC Annual Conference! It’s a great time to connect with others from around the Western Slope about issues that are important to us all. This year we’ll be taking a look at the upcoming elections and what it means to be an engaged voter.

Jessie Ulibarri

Jessie Ulibarri, our keynote speaker, has dedicated his life to building an inclusive democracy. He is finishing a four-year term in the Colorado State Senate, where he has been a champion of legislation safeguarding civil liberties. Ulibarri is also on the staff at Wellstone Action, where he manages the organization’s national programs dedicated to building a progressive movement with strong political leadership.

In his lunchtime address, We Believe in Politics of the People, Jessie will use his personal experiences to tell a story about Wellstone’s theory of change. He will also address the importance of unmasking power and privilege in WCC to build diverse coalitions and be better allies in fights for justice.

As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, WCC remains non-partisan in the world of politics.
However, WCC can participate in voter education, including “get out the vote” activities. WCC also lobbies at the State Capital to the extent allowed by law, and takes active positions on ballot initiatives, such as this year’s Minimum Wage initiative.

Click here to register. Cost is $25 per person; scholarships available.

Here’s the entire conference’s agenda at a glance. Learn more about WCC’s Annual Business Meeting in the morning by clicking here.

We Believe in People: 2016 WCC Annual Conference

9:00_amREGISTRATION opens.

• Reports, resolutions and election of WCC President and Treasurer
11:45_amLUNCH Catered by Camp Robber Cafe

Jessie Ulibarri, Wellstone Action: We Believe in Politics of the People
• Worley Award for Outstanding Volunteers

• Dave Reed, WCC Executive Director
• Icebreaker

Got GOTV? Let’s get our neighbors and friends to show up for this November’s election! As part of our non-partisan efforts, we’ll use the Minimum Wage Initiative as a prime example of how WCC can work to Get Out The Vote.
Capitol Confidential: A conversation with Sol Malick, WCC’s Lobbyist in Denver, about the results of the 2016 legislative session and forecasts for 2017.
What the Tweet? Learn how to maximize your social media presence to share our stories and successes, and increase awareness on our issues.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader: Learn how to support each other in leadership roles in our campaigns, bring in new people and increase our capacity for success!
Meet Us at the Intersection of Climate Change and Liberation! Canyon Country Rising Tide will their share experiences in organizing to stop a proposed tar sands mine in the Bookcliffs as well as confronting the root causes of climate change on the Colorado Plateau.
”The Revolution Will Not Be Funded” Is it time to liberate ourselves from the non-profit industrial complex? Come learn how WCC can be less dependent on foundation grants and raise the money we need to do the work we care about.
5:30_pmHAPPY HOUR: Cash bar
6:30_pmFREE PUBLIC CONCERT on the Pavilion lawn. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic basket!