What is an Issue Forum?
PACG is a multi- issue organization built around our Issue Forums. As progressives, we all care about many different issues. Those who feel more strongly about a given issue can join others to work specifically on that issue as a core member of an Issue Forum. Members of an Issue Forum meet to plan events and actions. Issue Forums reach out to other PACG members to take action or attend events the core members of the Issue Forum have planned. That way PACG members can help promote causes they care about, even if they can't attend regular meetings to work on that issue.
Issue Forums come and go as issues become more or less urgent, and as leaders are willing to step up and work on an issue. As an example, when it looked like the Bush administration was going to privatize Social Security, concerned citizens joined together to create a Social Security Issue Forum to hold events and meet with staff at our Congressional offices. Another Issue Forum that was very active during the Iraq war was our Peace Forum, which held at least weekly Peace rallies for years. Neither Issue Forum is active now.
The currently active Issue Forums are listed below. Visit the pages for each Issue Forum for more information.
If you care about an issue that is not listed, and would be willing to take a leadership role, email PACG Board President Alta Price to find out how you could start an Issue Forum. PACG can provide guidance, training, and support to get a new Issue Forum up and running.
Our Issue Forums