Convention Agenda

BY: CPUSA Organizing Department| September 21, 2001


Communist Party USA held its 27th National Convention July 6-8, 2001 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The following was the proposed Convention schedule, to be adopted at the Convention.

Note: All events were at the Union Building, 2200 East Kenwood Blvd, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Thursday, July 5

Noon Registration opens
7pm Meeting of the outgoing National Committee
8pm-midnight Coffeehouse (music, poetry, etc.)

Friday, July 6

8am Registration opens
— Party/YCL Exhibits, Literature/Organization Tables Open
9:30am Opening Plenary
— Welcome, greetings
— Presentation of agenda, election of chair(s)
— Preliminary credentials report
KEYNOTE ADDRESS Sam Webb, National Chair
— Tribute to veterans
— Election of Convention committees
Noon-1pm Lunch
— Video Festival
1-3pm Plenary Session
— Report from Party Program Committee
3-4:30pm Issues Workshops/Panels
4:30-7pm Dinner
7-9pm PWW Courage Awards Celebration/Concert: “honoring champions of democracy, jobs and justice”, Fine Arts Theatre, 2400 East Kenwood Blvd.
9-10pm Presiding Committee
9pm-midnight Coffeehouse (music, poetry, etc.)

Saturday, July 7

9am Plenary Session
— Report from the Structure and Organization Committee
— Report from the Constitution Committee
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45am-Noon Plenary Session
— Report from Resolutions Committee
— Presentation on Leadership Election; Nominations for the National Committee
12-1pm Lunch
1-3pm Special Plenary Session – Greetings from International Delegates from Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Venezuela, Vietnam
3-4:30pm Issues Workshops/Panels
4:30-6pm Organizing Workshops
6-7:30pm Dinner
7:30-8:30pm Plenary Session — Discussion on proposed changes to the Constitution and on the Structure and Organization Report
8pm-midnight Coffeehouse
9-10pm Presiding Committee
9pm-midnight Party at Sandburg Hall’s Channel 1

Sunday, July 8

9am Plenary Session/Finale
— Presentation by Economics Commission
— Finance Report
— Election of National Committee
11-11:15am Break
— Final Credentials Report
— 225th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
— Action on Committee Reports
— Action on Resolutions
— Summary
1pm Convention Adjourns!



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