Where: Illini Union Room 314B at the University of Illinois
When: 8-5:30 on Saturday, October 26th
8:00 – 8:15: Set-up
8:15 – 8:45: Registration
8:45 – 9:00: Introductions, select facilitator, approve agenda
9:00 – 10:00: Discussion on party structure: Should we revisit our party structure and by-laws to reflect current realities about how work is getting done (or not done)? If so, how? The discussion and suggestions coming out of it would serve to inform the By-Laws Committee to draft corresponding changes for action later.
10:00 – 11:00: Meeting current party needs: Election of membership steward, vacancies on GNC. Staffing of committees and meeting other immediate needs.
11:00 – 12:30: Discussion on campaign 2020:
A. Review steps that need to be done to prepare petitions – list of electors, etc.
B. Who is going to coordinate the petition drive? Discuss tentative plans.
C. Report on who is seeking to run for local/down-ballot offices.
D. Review/possible selection of Senate candidate.
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch break
1:30 – 2:15: Completion of any leftover business from morning.
2:15 – 2:30: Ben Chapman of FairVote Illinois
2:30 – 3:50: Panel: What is Eco-socialism? Rich Whitney, Chris Blankenhorn, Peter Sentz of Party of Socialism and Liberation
3:50 – 4:00: Break
4:00 – 5:15: Panel: The Need for an Anti-Imperialist Peace Movement: Kevin Zeese, Karen Aram (AWAKE, Prairie Greens), Dave Johnson (IWW, Prairie Greens)