This Sunday in Napa, another Rock the Congress. Come participate and learn how you can help contribute to preserving our democracy and become an engaged, not just angry, citizen!! And it should be an awesome after party! I hope to see some of my Sonoma Co.peeps there!

Rock the Congress: Uniting Progressives to Win in 2018

Rock the Congress: Napa Valley is a one-day conference that will provide leading North Bay activists with the training and skills they need to take back Democratic control of the U.S. Congress — with a focus on districts right here in California.

It is urgent that progressives regain power in Congress so that we can more effectively defeat Trump and his Republican enablers. By building coalitions and providing leaders with tools they can bring back to their communities, we can and will take back the House to achieve a progressive future for America.


The conference will have four main components:

  • Plenary speakers including Becky Bond, Senior Advisor Bernie 2016; Donnie Fowler, Co-Founder Dem Labs; Heather Hargreaves, NextGen America and Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-5)
  • Small breakout training sessions taught by leading activists on topics such as direct action (canvassing, voter registration, text/phone banking); technology; swing district issues; and messaging
  • Structured time for activists to work collaboratively to create an inter-organizational plan for the 2018 midterm elections
  • Networking with Northern California organizations including Indivisible, Democracy Labs, Organizing for Action, Democracy Action, Sister District, Democrats of Napa Valley, and Swing Left
Check the schedule for a breakdown of all the day's activities, and customize your schedule by selecting the sessions most relevant to your interests.


To guarantee your spot, please register and purchase your tickets as soon as possible. General admission is $60 and "Benefactor" level admission is $150 (which will allow us to offer scholarships to activists who would not otherwise be able to attend). We are a 100% volunteer-led event, and any unspent funds will be applied to upcoming Rock the Congress events. Tickets are priced to cover event costs, but we don't want to turn away eager activists for lack of funds! Please contact [email protected] for scholarship options.


7:30 - 8:30 am — Check-in, coffee and networking
8:30 am - 4:45 pm — Keynotes, networking lunch, and breakout sessions
5:00 - 6:30 pm — After party

Your registration covers a full lunch along with coffee, continental breakfast, and snacks. We will also have food and wine at the afterparty. You’ll receive an email about dietary restrictions before the conference.