Rooted in Justice

CCI Action’s 2020 (virtual) Convention
Saturday, August 2910:30 am

The global pandemic and uprisings against police brutality are challenging us to think bigger and bolder about the scale of the solutions we should be fighting for. 

We know we need a decisively new world: one that is rooted in community care and that puts people and our planet before profits, politics, polluters, and police violence.

We also know we can bring about meaningful change – if we’re organized to make it happen.

Are you ready to make history with us?

On August 29, we’ll gather for CCI Action Fund’s first online convention. Young and old, Black and Brown, rural and urban, voters and the disenfranchised, newly-active and longtime justice fighters will gather to kick off Iowa’s election season united behind the core belief: People and Planet First! and Everybody In, Nobody Out!

Together, we’ll turn the spirit of today into a movement for the future – one that organizes for Medicare for All, racial justice, a food system that works for farmers, workers, eaters, and the environment, a fossil fuel free future by 2030, and more.

Rooted in Justice will feature:

  • Inspiring testimonies from locally- and nationally-known movement doers and thinkers.
  • Live music performances, powerful art, and a celebration of joyous rebellion.
  • Ways to deepen our activism, plug into issue organizing and impact upcoming elections.
  • A vision of how our communities could work if we implemented People and Planet-First policies.

 The time is now for transformative social change — for us, our kids, and our grandkids.

Are you in?

Register today – it’s free! Let’s build the movement we need and the future we deserve.


2020 “Rooted in Justice” Keynote Speaker

Maurice Mitchell, Movement for Black Lives Leader and National Director of the Working Families Party

We are excited to announce a keynote speaker for Rooted in Justice, our 2020 virtual convention: Maurice Mitchell, a nationally-recognized social movement strategist and visionary leader in the Movement for Black Lives.

Born and raised in New York to Caribbean working-class parents, Maurice began organizing as a teenager—and never stopped. After the police murder of Michael Brown in 2014, he relocated to Ferguson, Missouri to support organizations on the ground responding to police violence and was a key organizer of the Movement for Black Lives convention in 2015.

In addition to his work with the Movement for Black Lives, Maurice is now the National Director of the Working Families Party, a grassroots, multiracial coalition of working people building independent political power in communities across the country through organizing and elections. 

Maurice is a fearless truth-teller, tireless justice-fighter, and innovative organizer in the global movement for racial, social, and economic justice, and we know that he’s going to bring that powerful energy to Rooted In Justice! 

Make sure you don’t miss out on Maurice’s powerful speech, register for the free virtual convention today!


More Speaker lineup and agenda announcements coming soon!
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