Rock The Congress - SF & Peninsula
Uniting Progressives to Win in 2018

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • Balboa High School in SF

Rock the Congress: San Francisco & Peninsula was a one-day conference that provided over 300 Bay Area activists with the skills and training needed to flip seats blue, with the goal of cultivating a strong, lasting coalition of progressive organizations laser-focused on regaining control in Congress as well as state legislatures.


(See full agenda here)


The day-long conference had five main components:

  • Keynote speakers: CA State Controller Betty Yee, Pod Save America’s Dan Pfieffer, and Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15)

  • Intensive sessions for new and experienced activists on topics such as direct action, technology, and messaging

  • Interactive, facilitated sessions for groups to collaborate on operational plans for 2018 midterm and state elections

  • Networking with Bay Area organizers

  • Afterparty for solidifying new and existing connections

In solidarity with March for Our Lives, we incorporated programming like an “activism sampler” for new activists, a class on how to lead demonstrations, and a workshop on how to advocate for safe gun laws — scheduled in the morning before the rally so that people could attend the conference before taking BART downtown. We also offered fully sponsored student tickets.