DNC Kicks Off Resistance Summer From Coast to Coast

On Saturday June 3rd the Democratic National Committee will be kicking off its national organizing initiative, Resistance Summer. The mission of Resistance Summer is to educate, organize, and mobilize grassroots energy from Democrats in all 57 states, territories, and Democrats Abroad to help build our party’s base of political power and resist Trump’s attacks on hardworking families.


The American people are demanding a Democratic agenda focused on expanding opportunity, better wages, affordable health care and a secure retirement. Resistance Summer is not just about holding Trump accountable – it’s about electing Democrats who will prioritize the needs of middle class and working families.


Featured Events:


Archie Parnell For Congress Canvas Kickoff with DNC Chair Tom Perez, Associate Chair Jaime Harrison, former Governor Martin O’Malley and AFT President Randi Weingarten

9:30am – 10:30am ET

Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center (Parking Lot)

745 Saluda Street, Rock Hill Area, South Carolina 29730


DNC Resistance Summer Kickoff Town Hall and Live Stream with DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 206

1301 Second Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Watch Live Stream Here!


DNC Resistance Summer Kickoff Rally with DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake

12:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Solomon & Kuff

2331 12th Avenue, New York, New York, 10027


Arizona Democratic Party Resistance Summer Kickoff with Congressman Ruben Gallego

11:45am PT

Arizona Democratic Party HQ

2910 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012 


Pantsuit Power Workshop Hosted by The Democratic Party of New Mexico

10:00am – 2:00pm MT

University of New Mexico West

2600 College Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144


March for Truth Rally Hosted by The Maine Democratic Party and Mainers for Accountable Leadership

3:00pm – 5:00pm ET

389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101


East Bay Resistance Summer Kickoff with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Our Revolution and Onward Together

11:00am – 12:00pm PT

SPUR Oakland

1544 Broadway, Oakland, California, 94612


Resistance Summer Town Hall with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

5:00pm – 6:30pm CT

William Fremd High School

1000 S Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067


Maryland Summer of Resistance and Renewal Hosted by The Maryland State Democratic Party

2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Annapolis Lawyers Mall

100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401


Stephanie Murphy For Congress Resistance Kick Off and Phone Bank

4:00pm – 6:00pm ET

1001 N Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801



Background on Resistance Summer:


The Resistance Summer program is a nationwide Democratic Party initiative designed to bolster state parties by investing in local organizing projects over the summer. Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there has been an explosion of grassroots activity opposing this administration’s abuse of power and the Trump-Ryan agenda, which prioritizes tax cuts for the rich over the needs of middle-class and working families.


The program is a competitive matching grant program, where the DNC will help fund the important work done by state parties to achieve their organizing goals. Recognizing that a one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective, each program will be unique to each state’s strategic priorities and organizational capacity.


Through Resistance Summer, the Democratic Party hopes to educate, organize, and mobilize grassroots energy from Democrats in all 57 states, territories and Democrats Abroad to help build our party’s base of political power, resist Trump’s attacks on hardworking families, and elect Democrats up-and-down the ticket.