Our Revolution Arlington (ORA) is an official local chapter of the national group Our Revolution, which is working to unify the millions of people who got involved over the course of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in support of progressive causes. ORA seeks to galvanize and organize Arlington residents of all walks of life to fight for a bold progressive agenda that will transform our community into a more democratic, just, and sustainable place.
While ORA's members were inspired by the policies espoused by Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign and fully supports the national Our Revolution organization’s platform (https://ourrevolution.com/issues/), ORA is equally inspired by Bernie Sanders' accomplishments as mayor of Burlington and seeks to implement here in Arlington many of his innovative progressive policies from that time, such as the use of worker cooperatives for democratic economic development, the creation of a community land trust to preserve affordable housing and home ownership opportunities for the working class, a publicly-owned energy utility operating 100% on renewables, and a publicly-owned broadband network.
Our Revolution Arlington is an independent group with no formal ties to any political party. We are willing to work with any party, candidate, elected official, activist group, etc. that shares our values and supports our positions on core issues. Please join us and help shape and implement our agenda.
ORA currently holds general meetings the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Summer's Restaurant in Courthouse.