Illinois for Bernie People’s Convention

Cori Bush speaking at the People's Convention in Illinois

We’re going to win the white house for Bernie.

To do that we have to come together as a grassroots movement. With the July 27th People’s Convention in Rosemont, we’re taking the first big step in Illinois towards that outcome.

The danger of the status quo

The past 4 years have shown us one thing clearly: the political and corporate elite will stop at nothing to fight an agenda that puts people before profits. Bernie is the best person to champion our people first agenda and that is why he is the target of so much hatred.

What we’re fighting against

The corporate Democrats and the media have shown us they prefer a candidate who will sign their checks. But we know that another Clintonesque candidate is a one way ticket to 4 more years of Trump. We get that at times it is overwhelming to have the economic and political elite as your enemy. They are so antagonistic because they are afraid. They’re afraid because even though they have the money, we have the people. Our country is on a perilous course and it will take a Sanders-led people-powered political revolution to correct it.

How we win

The July 27th People’s convention is our plan is to bring together regular folks from across the state. We’ll join together to take action. We’ll come together to develop relationships across districts, across constituencies, and across issues.

And we’ll come to be inspired by leaders like Cori Bush, one of the stars of the Netflix hit Knock Down the House! The strength and courage Cori showed in her candidacy should be a template of how we keep on fighting for what’s right despite adversity.

Up to us

We’re going to win this for Bernie because there is nothing more effective in fighting the lies and misinformation spread at the national level than individuals like us having regular conversations with regular people. We can win if we’re honest with people about why we care. We can win if we listen to the needs people have and help them see that a Sanders administration will put their needs first; ahead of the CEOs and billionaires.

Join your fellow freedom fighters at the Illinois for Bernie People’s Convention and let’s take the next step to the future together.

Event Details

PLEASE NOTE: Sen. Bernie Sanders will NOT be in attendance.

SPEAKERS: Brand New Congress endorsed candidate and star of the documentary ‘Knock Down the House,’ Cori Bush, and others TBA!

TICKETS/RSVP: for General Admission the suggested donation is $20, which secures your spot at this historic event. Your donation will go towards covering the cost of the event, which includes: facility and equipment rental, convention materials, coffee service, light snacks, and all other production costs. For those who want to attend the Illinois for Bernie People’s Convention, but for whom the cost is prohibitive, please email us at: We will make every effort to ensure that all those who want to take part are able to do so. REGISTER HERE:

ACCESSIBILITY: The Edward Hotel is ADA accessible. If you need additional accommodations, please contact us at least 72 hours prior to the event start time at:

PARKING/TRANSIT: There is ample on-site parking, which will be free for all convention attendees. Via public transit, take the CTA Blue Line train to the O’Hare stop, where there is a free shuttle every 30 minutes that drops off at the Edward Hotel. Please contact the hotel directly for questions related to shuttle service at: (847) 544-7500.

ACCOMMODATIONS: We know it is a bit of a hike for those who live downstate or even in Western Illinois, and as such we have secured a block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate ($99 for a single room/$109 for a double). As long as rooms are still available, you can book yours at this special rate up until 7/22/19. Please contact the Edward Hotel directly to book your overnight stay at: (847) 544-7500 and tell them your are with “Illinois for Bernie.” This rate applies only to the nights of July 26-27 (but you are not required to stay both nights).

AFTERWARDS: There will be a fun afterparty directly following the convention. Location TBA.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot at the Illinois for Bernie People’s Convention today! REGISTER HERE:

July 27th, 2019 12:00 PM   through   4:00 PM
6600 Mannheim Road
RosemontIL 60018
United States